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fflormng. 

"I myself will awake right early." 

1. A WAKE, my soul, and with the sun 
•J-*- Thy daily stage of duty run ; 
Shake off dull sloth, and early rise 

To pay thy morning sacrifice. 

2. Redeem thy mis-spent time that's past, 
And live this day as* if thy last ; 
Improve thy talent with due care, 

For the great day thyself prepare. 

3. Let all thy converse be sincere, 

Thy conscience as the noon-day clear • 
Think how all-seeing God thy ways 
And all thy secret thoughts surveys. 

4. By influence of the Light divine 

Let thy own light in good works shine 
Reflect all heaven's propitious rays 
In ardent love and cheerful praise. I . 



* MORNING. 

PART II. 

1. \ 1i TAKE and lift up thyself, my heart, 

V V And with the angels bear thy part, 
Who all night long unwearied sing 
Glory to the Eternal King. 

2. I wake, I wake, ye heavenly choir, 
May your devotion me inspire, 
That I like you my age may spend, 
Like you may on my God attend. 

3. May I like you in God delight, 
Have all day long my God in sight, 
Perform like you my Maker's will, 
O may I never more do ill. 

4. Had I your wings to heaven I'd fly, 
But God shall that defect supply, 
And my soul, winged with warm desire, 
Shall all day long to heaven aspire. 

Part in, 

1. /^LORY to Thee Who safe fast kept 
V And hast refreshed me while I slept ; 
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake, 
I may of endless light partake. 

2. I would not wake, nor rise again, 
E'en heaven itself I would disdain, 
Wert Thou not there to be enjoyed, 
And I in hymns to be employed. 



MORNING. O 

5. Heaven is, dear Lord, where'er Thou art, 
O never then from me depart ; 
For to my soul 'tis hell to be 
But for one moment without Thee. 

4. Lord, I my vows to Thee renew, 
Scatter my sins as morning dew ; 

Guard my first springs of thought and will, 
And with Thyself my spirit fill. 

5. Direct, control, suggest this day 
All I design, or do, or say ;. 

That all my powers with all their might 
In Thy sole glory may unite. 

Doxology to be sung at the end of each Part. 

■ Praise God, from whom all blessings flow ; 
Praise Him, all creatures here below ; 
Praise Him above, angelic host ; 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen. 



''• His compassions fail not : they are new every morning. 1 

1. "XJEW every morning is the lore 

-»-^l Our wakening and uprising prove ; 
Through sleep and darkness safely brought, 
Restored to life, and power, and thought. 

2. New mercies, each returning day, 
Hover around us while we pray ; 
New perils past, new sins forgiven, 

New thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven. 



* MORNING. 

3, If on our daily course our mind 
Be set to hallow all we find, 

New treasures still, of countless price, 
God will provide for sacrifice. 

4, The trivial round, the common task, 
Will furnish all we need to ask, 
Room to deny ourselves, a road 

To bring us daily nearer God. 

5, Only, O Lord, in Thy dear love 
Fit us for perfect rest above ; 
And help us, this and every day, 

To live more nearly as we pray. Amen. 

3. 

" He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall 
have the light of life." 

1. f~\ JESU, Lord of light and grace, 

v-/ Thou brightness of the Father's Face, 

Thou fountain of eternal light, 

Whose beams disperse the shades of night. 

2. Come Holy Sun of heavenly love, 
Come in Thy radiance from above, 
And to our inward hearts convey 
The Holy Spirit's cloudless ray. 

3. So we the Father's help will claim, 
And sing the Father's glorious Name, 

■ And His Almighty grace implore 
That we may stand, to fall no more. 



MORNING. 'J 

4. May He our actions deign to bless, 
And loose the bonds of wickedness ; 
From sudden falls our feet defend, 
And guide us safely to the end. 

5. May faith, deep rooted in the soul, 
Subdue our flesh, our minds control : 
May guile depart, and discord cease, 
And all within be joy and peace. \ 

6. O hallowed thus be every day ; 
Let meekness be our morning ray, 
Our faith like noontide splendour glow, 
Our souls the twilight never know. 

7. All praise to God the Father be ; 
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee ; 
Whom, with the Spirit, we adore 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 

4. 

<f Early in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, 
and will look up." 

1 4 "XT OW that the daylight fills the sky 
I M We lift our hearts to God on high, 
That He, in all we do or say, 
Would keep us free from harm to-day. 

. 2. May He restrain our tongues from strife, 
And shield from anger's din our life ; 
And guard with watchful care our eyes^ 
From earth's absorbing vanities. 



g MORNING. 

3. O may our inmost hearts be pure, 
From thoughts of folly kept secure, 
And pride of sinful flesh subdued 
Through sparing use of daily food. 

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4. So we, when this day's work is o'er, 
And shades of night return once more, 
Our path of trial safely trod, 

Shall give the glory to our God. 

5. All praise to God the Father be ; 
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee ; . , 
Whom, with the Spirit, w r e adore 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 

" Unto you that fear My Name shall the Sun of 
Righteousness arise." 

i. /^HRIST, Whose glory fills the skies, 
^-' Christ, the true, the only Light, 
Sun of Righteousness, arise, 

Triumph o'er the shades of night; 
Dayspring from on high be near, 
Daystar in my heart appear. 

2. Dark and cheerless is the morn 
Unaccompanied by Thee ; 
Joyless is the day's return 

Till Thy mercy's beams I see, 
Till they inward light impart, 
Glad my eyes, and warm my heart. 



MORNING. 

Visit then this soul of mine ; 

Pierce the gloom of sin and grief; 
Fill me, Radiancy Divine ; 

Scatter all my unbelief; 
More and more Thyself display, 
Shining to the perfect day. Amen. 



"6. 

M I have set God always before me ; for He is on my right 
hand, therefore I shall not fall." 

i. "C*ORTH in Thy name, O Lord, I go, 
-*• My daily labour to pursue ; 
Thee, only Thee, resolved to know 
In all I think, or speak, or do. 

2. The task Thy wisdom hath assigned 
O let me cheerfully fulfil ; 

In all my works Thy presence find, 
And provf Thy good and perfect will 

3. Thee may I set at my right hand, 
Whose eyes my inmost substance see ; 
'And labour on at Thy command, 
And offer all my works to Thee. 

4. Give me to bear Thy easy yoke, 
And every moment watch and pray ; 
And still to things eternal look, 
And hasten to Thy glorious day. . 



3 MORNING. 

5. Fain would I still for Thee employ 
Whate'er Thy bounteous grace hath given. 
And run my Course with even joy, 

And closely walk with Thee to Heaven. 

6. To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
The God Whom heaven and earth adore, 
From men and from the angel-host 

Be praise and glory evermore. Amen. 



7. 

" It is but the third hour of the day." 

1. /^OME, Holy Ghost, Who ever One 
v^ Art with the Father and the Son ; 
Come, Holy Ghost, our souls possess 
With Thy full flood of holiness. 

2. In word and deed, by heart and tongue, 
With all our powers, Thy praise be sung ; 
May love enwrap our mortal frame, 
And others catch the living flame. 

3. Almighty FATHER,hear our cry 

Through Jesus' Christ our Lord most High, 
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee, 
Doth live and reign eternally. Amen. 



8. 
£l)e Stsetl) fjmtr. 

" At noonday will I pray.'* 

1. /~\ GOD of truth, O Lord of might, 
v_y Who orderest time and change aright, 
Brightening the morn with golden gleams, 
Kindling the noonday's fiery beams ; 

2. Quench Thou in us the flames of strife^ 
From passion's heat preserve our life, 
Our bodies keep from perils free, 

And give our souls true peace in Thee. 

3. Almighty Father, hear our cry 

Through Jesus Christ our Lord most High, 
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee, 
Doth live and reign eternally. Amen, 

9. 
€l)e &mtl) fjottr. 

" The hour of prayer being the ninth hour." 

1. /~\ GOD, of all the Strength and Power, 
V-/ Who dost unmoved each passing hour 
Through all its changes guide the day, 
From early morn to evening's ray ; 

2. Brighten life's eventide with light 
That ne'er shall set in gloom of night ; 
Till we a holy death attain 

And everlasting glory gain. 



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EVENING. 



3. Almighty Father, hear our cry 

Through Jesus Christ our Lord most High, 
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee, 
Doth live and reign eternally. Amen. 

10. 

(Anting. 

" He shall defend thee under His wings.* 1 

1. /"^LORY to Thee, my God, this night 
^J For all the blessings of the light ; 
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings, 
Under Thine own Almighty wings. 

2. Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son, 
The ill that I this day have done, 
That with the world, myself, and Thee, 
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. 

3. Teach me to live, that I may dread 
The grave as little as my bed ; 
Teach me to die, that so I may 
Rise glorious at the awful Day. 

4. O may my soul on Thee repose, 

And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close, 
Sleep that shall me more vigorous make 
To serve my God when I awake. 

5. When in the night I sleepless lie, 

My soul with heavenly thoughts supply ; 
Let no ill dreams disturb my rest, 
No powers of darkness me molest. 



EVENING. 



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6. Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow ; 
Praise Him, all creatures here below ; 
Praise Him above, angelic host ; 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

Amen. 

11. 

" Abide with us." 

1. CUN of my soul, Thou Saviour dear, 
v3 It is not night if Thou be near ; 

O may no earth-born cloud arise 

To hide Thee from Thy servant's eyes. 

2. When the soft dews of kindly sleep 
My wearied eyelids gently steep, 

Be my last thought how sweet to rest 
For ever on my Saviour's breast. 

3. Abide with me from morn till eve, 
For without Thee I cannot live ; 
Abide with me when night is nigh, 
For without Thee I dare not die. 

4. If some poor wandering child of Thine 
Have spurned to-day the voice divine, 
Now, Lord, the gracious work begin ; 
Let him no more lie down in sin. 

5. Watch by the sick; enrich the poor 
With blessings from Thy boundless store ; 
Be every mourner's sleep to-night, 

Like infant's slumbers, pure and light. 



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EVENING. 



6. Come near and bless us when we wake, 
Ere through the world our way we take ; 
Till in the ocean of Thy love 
We lose ourselves in Heaven above. 

Amen. 

12. 

" O look Thou upon me and be merciful unto me.* 

1. AS now the sun's declining rays 
^*- At eventide descend ; 

So life's brief day is sinking down 
To its appointed end. 

2. Lord, on the Cross Thine Arms were stretched 

To draw Thy people nigh ; 
O grant us then that Cross to love, 
And in those Arms to die. 

3. All glory to the Father be, 

All glory to the Son, 
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee, 
While endless ages run. Amen. 

13. 

" Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night," 

1. T3EFORE the ending of the day, 
-L* Creator of the world, we pray 
That Thou with wonted love wouldst keep 
Thy watch around us while we sleep. 



EVENING. 



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z, O let no evil dreams be near, 
Nor phantoms of the night appear ; 
Our ghostly enemy restrain, 
Lest aught of sin our bodies stain. 

3. Almighty Father, hear our cry, 

Through Jesus Christ our Lord most High, 
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee, 
Doth live and reign eternally. Amen. 

14. 

u Abide with us ; for it is toward evening, and the 
day is far spent." 

\. A BIDE with me ; fast falls the eventide ; 
«£*- The darkness deepens ; Lord, with me abide ; 
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee, 
Help of the helpless, O abide with me. 

2. Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day ; 
Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away; 
Change and decay in all around I see ; 

Thou Who changest not, abide with me. 

3. I need Thy presence every passing hour ; 
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power; 
Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be ? 
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me. 

4. I fear no foe with Thee at hand to bless ; 
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness ; 
Where is death's sting, where, grave, thy victory ? 

1 triumph still, if Thou abide with me. 



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5. Hold Thou Thy Cross before my closing eyes ; 

Shine through the gloom, and point me to. the 
skies ; 

Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain sha- 
dows flee ; 

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me. Amen. 

15. 

u Let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice. " 

1. k I ''HE sun is sinking fast, 

J- The daylight dies ; 
Let love awake, and pay 
Her evening sacrifice. 

2. As Christ upon the Cross 

His Head inclined, 
And to His Father's hands 
His parting soul resigned ; 

3. So now herself my soul 

Would wholly give 
Into His sacred charge, 
In Whom all spirits. live ; 

4. So now beneath His eye 

Would calmly rest, 
Without a wish or thought 
Abiding in the breast ; 

5. Save that His Will be done, 

Whate'er betide ; 
Dead to herself, and dead 
In Him to all beside. 



EVENING. 



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6, Thus would I live : yet now 

Not I, but He 
In all His power and love 
Henceforth alive in rne. 

7. One Sacred Trinity ! 

One Lord Divine I 
May I be ever His, 

And He for ever mine. Amen. 

16. 

" I will lay me down in peace and take my rest." 

1. T^HROUGH the day Thy love has spared us, 

-L Now we lay us down to rest ; 
Through the silent watches guard us, 
Let no foe our peace molest ; 
Jesu, Thou our Guardian be ; 
Sweet it is to trust in Thee. 

2. Pilgrims here on earth, and strangers 

Dwelling in the midst of foes, 
Us and ours preserve from dangers, 

In Thine Arms may we repose, 
And, when life's sad day is past, 
B.est with Thee in heaven at last. Amen. 

17. 

" The Lord is my Light." 
i. OWEET Saviour, bless us ere we go; 
^-5 Thy word into our minds instil ; 
And make our lukewarm hearts to glow 

With lowly love and fervent will. 
Through life's long day and death's dark night, 
O gentle Jesus, be our Light. 



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EVENING. 



2. The day is gone, its hours have run, 

And Thou hast taken count of all, 
The scanty triumphs grace hath won, 

The broken vow, the frequent fall. 
Through life's long day and death's dark night, 
O gentle* Jesus, be our Light. 

3. Grant us, dear Lord, from evil ways 

True absolution and release ; 
And bless us, more than in past days, 

With purity and inward peace. 
Through life's long day and death's dark night, 
O gentle Jesus, be our Light. • 

4. Do more than pardon; give us joy, 

Sweet fear, and sober liberty, 
And simple hearts without alloy 

That only long to be like Thee. 
Through life's long day and death's dark night, 
O gentle Jesus, be our Light. 

5. Labour is sweet, for Thou hast toiled ; 

And care is light, for Thou hast cared ; 
Ah ! never let our works be soiled 

With strife, or by deceit ensnared. 
Through life's long day and death's dark night, 
O gentle Jesus, be our Light. 

6. For all we love, the poor, the sad, 

The sinful, unto Thee we call ; 
O let Thy mercy make us glad ; 

Thou art our Jesus, and our All. 
Through life's long day and death's dark night, 
O gentle Jesus, be our Light. Amen. 



EVENING, 



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18. 

11 He shall give His angels charge over thee." 
i . /T* OD, Who madest earth and heaven, 
v_T Darkness and: light ; 
Who the day for toil hast given, 

For rest the night ; 
May Thine angel-guards defend us, 
Slumber sweet Thy mercy send us, 
Holy dreams and hopes attend us, 
This livelong night. 

2. Guard us waking, guard us sleeping, 

And, when we die, 
May we in Thy mighty keeping 

All peaceful lie : 
When the last dread call shall wake us, 
Do not Thou our God forsake us, 
But to reign in glory take us 

With Thee on high. Amen. 

19. 

" Now unto the King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, the Only 
Wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever." 

O TRINITY, most Blessed Light, 
O Unity of Princely Might, 
As now the Hery sun departs 
Shed Thou Thy beams within our hearts. 

2. To Thee our morning song of praise, 
To Thee our evening prayer we raise ; 
Thee may our heart and voice adore 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 



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SUNDAY. 



20. 

EARLY MORNING. 
" In Thy Light shall we see light/* 

1. TV /TORN of morns, and day of days! 
■LVA Beauteous were thy new-born rays: 
Brighter yet from death's dark prison 
Christ, the Light of lights, is risen. 

2. He commanded, and His word 
Death and the dread chaos heard : 
O shall we, more deaf than they, 
In the chains of darkness stay ? 

3. Nature yet in shadow lies, 
Let the sons of light arise 
And prevent the morning rays 
With sweet canticles of praise. 

4. While the dead world sleeps around, 
Let the sacred temples sound 
Law, and prophet, and blest psalm 
Lit with holy light so calm. 

5. Unto hearts in slumber weak 
Let the heavenly trumpet speak ; 
And a newer walk express 
Their new life to righteousness. 

6. Hear us, Lord, and with us be, 
O Thou Fount of charity, 
Thou Who dost the Spirit give 
Bidding the dead letter live. 



SUNDAY. 



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7. Glory to the Father, Son, 
And to Thee, O Holy One, 
By Whose quickening Breath divine 
Our dull spirits burn and shine. Amen. 

21. 

MORNING. 

" And God said, Let there be light : and there was light. 
And the evening and the morning were the first day." 

1. /^\N this day, the first of days, 

v-^ God the Father's Name we praise 5 
Who, creation's Fount and Spring, 
Did the world from darkness bring. 

2. On this day th' Eternal Son 
Over death His triumph won ; 
On this day the Spirit came 
With His gifts of living flame. 

3. Oh ! that fervent love to-day 
May in every heart have sway, 
Teaching us to praise aright 
God the Source of life and light. 

4. Father, Who didst fashion me 
Image of Thyself to be, 

Fill me with Thy love divine, 
Let my every thought be Thine. 

5. Holy Jesus, may I be 

Dead and buried here with Thee ; 
And, by love inflamed, arise 
Unto Thee a sacrifice. 



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SUNDAY, 



6. Thou Who dost all gifts impart, 
Shine, Sweet Spirit, in my heart ; 
Best of gifts Thyself bestow ; 
Make me burn Thy love to know. 

7. God, the Blessed Three in One, 
Dwell within my heart alone ; 
Thou dost give Thyself to me, 

May I give myself to Thee. Amen. 

22. 

" This is the day which the Lord hath made." 

1. A GAIN the Lord's own day is here, 
-£*- The day to Christian people dear, 
As, week by week, it bids them tell 
How Jesus rose from death and hell. 

t. For by His flock their Lord declared 
His resurrection should be shared ; 
And they who trust in Him to save 
In Him are risen from the grave. 

3, We, one and all, of Him possest 
Are with exceeding treasures blest ; 
For all He did, and all He bare, 
He gives us as out own to share. 

4. Eternal glory, rest on high, 
A blessed immortality, 

True peace and gladness, and a throne, 
Are all His gifts, and all our own. 



SUNDAY. 



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And therefore unto Thee we sing, 
O Lord of Peace, Eternal King ; 
Thy love we praise, Thy Name adore, 
Both on this day and evermore. Amen, 

23. 

EVENING. 
" There shall be no night there.'* 

i. /^REAT God, Who, hid from mortal sight, 
vJ Dost dwell in unapproached light, 
Before Whose presence angels bow 
With faces veiled, in homage low ; 

2. Awhile in darkness we remain, 
And round us yet are sin and pain ; 
But soon the everlasting day 

Shall chase our shades of night away. 

3. For Thou hast promised, gracious Lord, 
A day of gladness and reward ; 

A day but faintly imaged here 
By brightest sun at noontide clear. 

4. Too long, alas ! it still delays ; 
It lingers yet, that day of days ; 
Our mortal strife and toil must cease 
Before we win its heavenly peace. 

5. Then, from its fleshly bonds set free, 
The soul shall fly, O God, to Thee ; 
To see Thee, love Thee, and adore, 
Her blissful task for evermore. 



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^ SUNDAY. 



6. Great Trinity, our hearts prepare, 
The fulness of Thy joy to share ; 
Life's transient light may we improve, 
And gain eternal light above. Amen. 

24. 

EVENING. 

c< The day is Thine, the night also is Thine." 

1. IDLEST Creator of the light, 

-L) Making day with radiance bright, 
Thou didst o'er the forming earth 
Give the golden light its birth. 

2. Shade of eve with morning ray 
Took from Thee the name of Day ; 
Now again the shades are nigh, 
Listen to our humble cry. 

3. May we ne'er by guilt depressed 
Lose the way to endless rest ; 
Nor with idle thoughts and vain 
.Bind our souls to earth again. 

4. Rather may we heavenward rise 
Where eternal treasure lies ; 
Purified by grace within, 
Hating every deed of sin. 

5. Holy Father, hear our cry 

Through Thy Son, our Lord most High, 
Whom our thankful hearts adore 
With the Spirit evermore. Amen. 



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25. 

illonban. 

u And God made the firmament, and divided the waters 
which were under the rirmament from the waters 
which were above the firmament. And the even- 
ing and the morning were the second day." 

i. /^OME, let us praise the Name of God, 
^■^ Who on the second day 
Spread out the firmament above, 
His glory to display. 

2. Slow floating on the blue expanse 

The watery clouds we view, 
Whence fruitful showers at His command 
The thirsty soil bedew. 

3. How fair an image of the Grace 

His mercy doth impart, 
Like morning dew or gentle rain, 
To gladden every heart. 

4. And when the faithful soul drinks in 

Those showers with blessings rife, 
A well of water springeth up 
To everlasting life. 

5. O happy saints, on whom are poured 

Such treasures from above ; 
Lord, may they ne'er forgetful be, 
But render love for love. 

6. To God, Who freely loved us first, 

All might, all glory, be ; 
To Father, Sox, and Holy Ghost, 
Through all eternity. - Amen. 



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26, 
(Euesfran. 

'* And God said, Let the waters be- gathered together into 
one place, and let the dry land appear; and it was so. . . . 
And the evening and the morning were the third day." 

i. HHHOU spak'st the word, and into one 
J- The floods together flowed ; 
The dry land, freed from watery veil, 
Its verdant pastures showed* 

2. O Father, Who this earth assigned 

Our place of toil to be, \ 
Bind all within its one wide bound 
In one true charity. 

3. A brotherhood of exiles here 

We seek a home above, 
Where Thou wilt gather in Thine Own 
Who live in holy love. 

4. Unloving souls, with deeds of ill 

And words of angry strife, 
Shall never, Lord, Thy glory see 
Nor win the heavenly life. 

5. Lo, earth itself from day to day 

Their burthen scarce sustains, 

And yearns, in travail, to be free 

From dark corruption's chains. 

• 6. Yea, we too groan within ourselves, 
And that adoption wait 
For which the Holy Spirit's seal 
Did us predestinate. 



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7. Eternal glory be ascribed 

To God, the One in Three, 
By Whom is poured into our hearts 
The grace. of charity. Amen. 

27. 

"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of 
heaven : and it was so. And the evening and the morn- 
ing were the fourth day." 

i. "VJ EW wonders of Thy mighty Hand, 
-L ^ Lord, we to-day admire, 
Writ on the firmament above 
In glittering orbs of fire. 

2. The sun is ruler of the day, 

The silver moon of night. 

The starry hosts adorn the sky 

In ordered ranks of light. 

3. But e'en that glorious sun must set, 

And knows his going down; 
That silver moon must wax and wane ; 
The stars their courses own. 

4. Still in an. everchanging round 

The daylight comes and goes ; 
But Thou art evermore the same, 
No change Thy mercy knows. 

5. Why waver then our troubled hearts? 

Thine is a Father^ care : 
And they, eternal life who see!:, 
Eternal life shall share. 



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6. All praise, all glory be ascribed 
To God, the One in Three, 
Who bids us cast our care on Him, 
To Him for comfort flee. Amen. 

28. 

M And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the 
moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly 
above the earth. . . .And the evening and the morning 
were the fifth day." 

1. r I A HE fish in wave and bird on wing 

J- God made the waters bear ; 
Both for our mortal body's food 
His mercy doth prepare. 

2. But other food, of richer cost, 

The immortal spirit needs ; 
By faith it lives on every Word 
That from His Mouth proceeds. 

3. Faith springing from the Blood of Christ 

Has flowed o'er every land ; 
And sinners through the vanquished world 
Bow down to its command. 

4. Its light the joy of heaven reveals 

To hearts made pure within ; 
And bids us seek by worthy deeds 
Eternal crowns to win. 



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5. By faith the saints of old were strong 

The lion's wrath to tame ; 
By faith they spurned the tyrant's threats, 
And scorned the raging flame. 

6. Lord, grant that we the path may tread 

Whereon its light doth shine ; 
And gather, as we onward go, 

The fruits of love divine. 
ji O praise the Father ; praise the Son, 

From Whose most precious Blood 
Springs all our faith ; and praise to Him 

Who with Them Both is God. Amen. 

29. 

1 And God said, Let us make man in Our Image. And the 
evening and the morning were the sixth day/' 

i. nrO-DAY, O Lord, a holier work 
-L Thy secret counsels frame, 
A ruler for Thy new-made world, 
A herald of Thy Name. 

2. Thou formest man : Thy Spirit breathes 

Life into dust of earth : 
Man, in Thine own true image made, 
Receives from Thee his birth. 

3. And henceforth he dominion has 

O'er all in earth and sea ; 
Yet mindful whence his being came 
Must humbly walk with Thee. 



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4. Alas ! his wilful heart rebels 

Against Thy gentle sway ; 
Proud dust of earth would fain be like 
The God Whom all obey. 

5. O griefs, O sorrows numberless, 

Which hence the world o'erspread ; 
Jesu ! Thy mercy succoured us, 
Or every hope had fled. 

6. O praise the Father, and the Son 

Who saved us by His death, 
And Holy Ghost who quickens us 

With His life-giving breath. Amen. 

30. 

0aturbajj, 

*« And on the seventh day God ended His work which H« 
had made." 

1. OIX days of labour now are past; ■ 
^-5 Thou restest, Holy God ; 

And with approving Eye hast seen 
That all is very good. 

2. Blest is the seventh morn of light, 

Hallowed for rest divine ; 
Yet, Lord, a new creation needs 
That mighty power of Thine. 

3. Ten thousand voices praise Thy Name 

In earth and sea and sky ; 
But fallen man by sin has marred 
The blissful harmony. 



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ADVENT. 

4. Come, Lord, create his heart anew ; 

His heart of stone remove : 
Then hymns of praise again shall rise, 
The fruits of holy love. 

5. Oh ! for the songs that Thou wilt bless, 

Where heart and voice agree ; 
Oh ! for the prayers that plead aright 
With Thy dread Majesty. 

6. All praise to God,, the Three in One, 

Who high in glory reigns ; 
Who by His Word hath all things made, 
And by His Word sustains, Amen. 

31. 

" Which cometh forth as a Bridegroom out of His chamber. 1 

1. /CREATOR of the starry height, 
^-* ' Thy people's everlasting Light, 

- Jesu, Redeemer of us all, 
Hear Thou Thy servants when they call. 

2. Thou, sorrowing at the helpless cry 
Of all creation doomed to die, 
Didst save our lost and guilty race 
By healing gifts of heavenly grace. 

3. When earth was near its evening hour, 
Thou didst, in love's redeeming power, 
Like bridegroom from his chamber, come 
Forth from a Virgin-mother's womb. 



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ADVENT. 



4. At Thy great Name, exalted now, 
AH knees in lowly homage bow; 

All things in heaven and earth adore, 
And own Thee King for evermore. 

5. To Thee, O Holy One, we pray, 
Our Judge in that tremendous day, 
Ward off, while yet we dwell below, 
The weapons of our crafty foe. 

6. To God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, Three in One, 
Praise, honour, might, and glory be, 
From age to age eternally. Amen. 

32. 

" His Name is called the Word of God." 

1. f\ HEAVENLY Word, Eternal Ught, 
V*-/ Begotten of the Father's Might, 
Who, in these latter days, art born 

For succour to a world forlorn 1 ; 

2. Our hearts enlighten from above, 
And kindle with Thine own true love ; 
That we, who hear Thy call to-day, 
May cast earth's vanities away. 

3. And when as Judge Thou drawest nigh, 
The secrets of all hearts to try ; 
When sinners meet their awful doom, 
And saints attain their heavenly home ; 



ADVENT. 



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4. O let us riot, for evil past, 

Be driven from Thy Face at last ; 
But with the blessed evermore 
Behold and love Thee and adore. 

5. To God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, Three in One, 
Praise, honour, might, and glory be, 
From age to age eternally. Amen. 

33. 

" Now it is high time to awake out of sleep," 

1. TTARK ! a thrilling voice is sounding: 
J- -*■ " Christ is nigh," it seems to say ; 

" Cast away the dreams of darkness, 
O ye children of the day !" 

2. Wakened by the solemn warning, 

Let the earth-bound soul arise ; 

Christ, her Sun, ail ill dispelling, 

Shines upon the morning skies. 

3. Lo ! the Lamb, so long expected, 

Comes with pardon down from heaven ; 
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow, 
One and all to be forgiven ; 

4. That when next He comes with glory, 

And the world is wrapped in fear, 
With His mercy He may shield us, 
And with words of love draw near. 



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ADVENT. 



5. Honour, glory, might, and blessing 
To the Father and the Son, 
With the Everlasting Spirit, 

While eternal ages run. Amen. 

34. 

"Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold thy King cometh 
unto thee." 

1. HTHE Advent of our King 

J- Our prayers must now employ, 
And we must hymns of welcome sing 
In strains of holy joy. 

2. The Everlasting Son 
Incarnate deigns to be ; 

Himself a servant's form puts on, 
To set His servants free. 

3. Daughter of Sion, rise 
To meet thy lowly King ; 

Nor let thy faithless heart despise 
The peace He comes to bring. 

4. As Judge, on clouds of light, 
He soon will come again, 

And His true members all unite 
With Him in heaven to reign. 

5. Before the dawning day 

Let sin's dark deeds be gone, 
The old man all be put away, 
The new man all put on. 



ADVENT, OQ 

6. All glory to" the Son, 

Who comes to set us free, 
With Father, Spirit, ever One, 

Through all eternity. Amen. 

35. 

"The voice of one crying in the- wilderness, Prepare ye the 
way of the Lord, make His paths straight." 

1. ^\N Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry 
^-^ Announces that the Lord is nigh ; 
Awake, and hearken, for He brings 
Glad tidings of the King of kings. 

2. Then cleansed be every breast from sin ; 
Make straight the way for God within ; 
Prepare we in our hearts a home, 
Where such a mighty Guest may come. 

. 3. For Thou art our Salvation, Lord, 
Our Refuge, and our great Reward ; 
Without Thy grace we waste away, 
Like flowers that wither and decay. 

4. To heal the sick stretch out Thine Hand, 
And bid the fallen sinner stand; 

Shin* forth, and let Thy light restore 
Earth's own true loveliness once more. 

5. All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee 
Whose Advent doth Thy people free ; 
Whom with the Father we adore 

And Holy Ghost for evermore. Amen. 



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ADVENT. 



36. 

u The Redeemer shall come to Zion." 

1. r\ COME, O come, Emmanuel, 
V^ And ransom captive Israel ; 
That mourns in lonely exile here, 
Until the Son of God appear. 

Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel 
Shall come to thee, O Israel !.. . 

2. O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free 
Thine own from Satan's tyranny ; 
From depths of hell Thy people save,, 
And give them victory o'er the grave. 

Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel 
Shall come to thee, O Israel ! 

3. O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer 
Gur spirits by Thine Advent here ; 
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, 

And death's dark shadows put to flight. 
Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel 
Shall come to thee, O Israel ! 

4. O come, Thou Key of David, come 
And open wide our heavenly home ; 
Make safe the way that leads on high, 
And close the path to misery. 

Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel 
Shall come to thee, O Israel ! 



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5. O come, O come, Thou Lord of Might ! 
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height, 
In ancient times didst give the law, 
In cloud, and majesty, and awe. 
Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel 
Shall come to thee, O Israel ! Amen. 

37. 

"The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a 
shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the 
trump of God." 

1. /** REAT God, what do I see and hear ? 
v-J The end of things created : 

The Judge of all men doth appear 

On clouds of glory seated : 
The trumpet sounds, the graves restore 
The dead which they contained before ; 

Prepare, my soul, to meet Him. 

2. The dead in Christ are first to rise 

At that last trumpet's sounding ; 
Caught up to meet Him in the skies, 

With joy their Lord surrounding : 
No gloomy fears their souls dismay ; 
His presence sheds eternal day 

On those prepared to meet Him. 
5. The ungodly, filled with guilty fears, 

Behold His wrath prevailing ; 
In woe they rise, but all their tears 

And sighs are unavailing : 
The day of grace is past and gone ; 
Trembling they stand before His throne. 

All unprepared to meet Him. 



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ADVENT. 



4. Great Judge, to Thee our prayers we pour, 

In deep abasement bending; 
O shield us through that last dread hour, 

Thy wondrous love extending : 
May we, in this our trial day, 
With faithful hearts Thy word obey, 

And thus prepare to meet Thee. Amen. 

38. 

" The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night.'* 

1. T^HAT day of wrath, that dreadful day, 

-L When heaven and earth shall pass away, 
What power shall be the sinner's stay ? 
How shall he meet that dreadful day ? 

2. When shrivelling, like a parched scroll, 
The flaming heavens together roll ; 
When louder yet, and yet more dread, 
Swells the high trump that wakes the dead ; 

3. Oh ! on that day, that wrathful day, 
When man to judgment wakes from clay, 
Be Thou, O Christ, the sinner's stay 
Though heaven and earth shall pass away. Amen. 

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"Behold He cometh with clouds 5 and every eye shall see 
Him, and they also which pierced Him." 
1 . T O ! He comes in clouds descending, 
J — ' Once for favoured sinners slain ; 
Thousand thousand saints attending 
Swell the triumph of His train : 

Alleluia ! 
Christ appears ori earth again. 



ADVENT. ^* 

2. Every eye shall now behold Him 

Robed in dreadful majesty ; 
They who set at naught and sold Him, 
Pierced and nailed Him to the tree, 

Deeply wailing, 
Shall the true Messiah see. 

3. Those dear tokens of His Passion 

Still His' dazzling Body bears ; 
Cause of endless exultation 

To His ransomed worshippers; 

With what rapture 
Gaze we on those glorious scars. 

4. Yea, Amen, let all adore Thee, 

High on Thine eternal throne ; 
Saviour, take the power and glory ; 
Claim the kingdoms for Thine own : 

O come quickly ! 
Alleluia ! Amen. 

40. 

H He hath sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, *o pro- 
claim liberty to the captives." 

1. TT ARK the glad sound ! the Saviour, comes, 
J- -*- The Saviour promised long : 

Let every heart prepare a throne, 
And every voice a song. 

2. He comes, the prisoners to release 

In Satan's bondage held ; 
The gates of brass before Him burst, 
The iron fetters yield. 



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ADVENT. 



3. He comes, the broken hearts to bind, 

The bleeding souls to cure, 
And with the treasures of His grace 
To bless the humble poor. 

4. Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace, 

Thine Advent shall proclaim ; 
And heaven's eternal arches ring 

With Thy beloved Name. ' Amen. 

41. 

EVENINC. 
" I sleep, but my heart waketh." 

1. "X^TJtEN shades of night around us close, 

* V And weary limbs in sleep repose, 
The faithful soul awake may be, 
And longing sigh, O Lord, to Thee. 

2. Thou true Desire of nations hear; 

Thou Word of God, Thou Saviour dear ; 
In pity heed our humble cries, 
And bid at length the fallen rise. 

3. O come, Redeemer, come and free 
Thine own from guilt and misery ; 
The gates of heaven again unfold, 
Which Adam's sin had closed of old. 

4. All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee 
Whose Advent doth Thy people free ; 
Whom with the Father we adore 

And Holy Ghost for evermore. Amen, 

The hymtjy Day of wrath, O Day of mourning, may also be 

used at this Season. 



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42. 

Christmas. 

" Let us now go even unto Bethlehem." 

1. f\ COME, all ye faithful, 
V-< Joyful and triumphant ; 

O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem ; 

Come and behold Him 

Born, the King of Angels : 

O come, let us adore Him, 
. O come, let us adore Him, 
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. 

2. God of God, 
Light of Light, 

Lo I He abhors not the Virgin's womb ; 

Very God, 

Begotten, not created ; 
O come, let us adore Him, &c, 

3. Sing, choirs of angels, 
Sing in exultation, 

Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above, 

Glory to God 

In the highest ; 
O come, let us adore Him, &c. 

4. Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, 
Born, this happy morning ; 

Jesu, to Thee be glory given ; 

Word of the Father, 

Now in flesh appearing ; 

O come, let us adore Him, 

O come, let us adore Him, 
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. Amen. 



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CHRISTMAS. 



43. 



u Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill 
toward men." 

1. TTARK ! the herald-angels sing 
J- -*- Glory to the new-born King, 
Peace on earth, and mercy mild, 
God and sinners reconciled. 
Joyful, all ye nations, rise, 

Join the triumph of the skies ; 

With the angelic host proclaim 

Christ is born in Bethlehem. 

Hark ! the herald-angels sing 
Glory to the new-born King. 

2. Christ, by highest heaven adored, 
Christ, the Everlasting Lord, 
Late in time behold Him come, 
Offspring of a Virgin's womb. 
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see ! 
Hail, the Incarnate Deity ! 
Pleased as Man with man to dwell, 
Jesus, our Emmanuel. 

Hark ! the herald-angels sing 
Glory to the new-born King. 

3. Hail, the heaven-born Prince of Peace ! 
Hail, the Sun of Righteousness ! 
Light and life to all He brings, 

Risen with healing in His wings. 
Mild He lays His glory by, 
Born that man no more may die, 



CHRISTMAS. 



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Born to raise the sons of earth, 
Born to give them second birth. 
Hark ! the herald-angels sing 
Glory to the new-born King. 

Amen. 

44. 

" Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour 
which is Christ the Lord." 

i. \\ THILE shepherds watched their flocks 
* V All seated on the ground, [by night, 
The angel of the Lord came down, 
And glory shone around. 

2. "Fear not," said he; for mighty dread 

Had seized their troubled mind ; 
"Glad tidings of great joy I bring 
To you and all mankind. 

3. "'To you, in David's town, this day 

Is born of David's line 
A Saviour, Who is Christ the Lord ; 
And this shall be the sign : 

4. " The heavenly Babe you there shall find 

To human view displayed, 
All meanly wrapped in swathing bands, 
And in a manger laid.'' 

5. Thus spake the seraph ; and forthwith 

Appeared a shining throng 
Of angels praising God, who thus 
Addressed their joyful song : 



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CHRISTMAS. 



6. " All glory be to God on high, 
And in the earth be peace ; 
Good-will henceforth from heaven to men 
Begin and never cease." Amen. 

45. 

" The Word was made flesh." 

i. /""\ CHRIST, Redeemer of our race, 

V-/ Thou Brightness of the Father's Face, 
Of Him and with Him ever One, 
Ere times and seasons had begun ; 

2. Thou that art very Light of Light, 
Unfailing Hope in sin's dark night, 
Hear Thou the prayers Thy people pray, 
The wide world o'er, this blessed day. 

3. Remember, Lord of life and grace, 
How once, to save a ruined race, 
Thou didst our very flesh assume 
In Mary's undefiled womb. 

4. To-day, as year by year its light 
Sh&ds o'er the world a radiance bright, 
One precious truth is echoed on, 

" 'Tis Thou hast saved us, Thou alone," 

5. Thou from the Father's throne didst come 
To call His banished children home ; 

And heaven, and earth, and sea, and shore 
His love Who sent Thee here adore. 



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CHRISTMAS. *±d 

6, And gladsome too are we to-day 
Whose guilt Thy Blood has washed away ; 
Redeemed the new-made song we sing ; 

It is the birthday of our King. 

7. O Lord, the Virgin-born, to Thee 
Eternal praise and glory be ; 
Whom with the Father we adore 

And Holy Ghost for evermore. Amen. 

46. 

" God was manifest in the flesh." 

F the Father's Love begotten 
Ere the worlds began to be, 
He is Alpha and Omega, 

He the source, the ending He, 
Of the things that are, that have been, 
And that future years shall see, 

Evermore and evermore ! 

*2. At His word the worlds were framed ; 
He commanded ; it w r as done : 
Heaven and earth and depths of ocean 

In their threefold order one ; 
All that grows beneath the shining 
Of the moon and burning sun, 

Evermore and evermore ! 

*3« He is found in human fashion, 

Death and sorrow here to know, 

* These verses may be omitted, if the hymn be thought 
too long. 



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That the race of Adam's children, 
Doomed by Law to endless woe, 

May not henceforth die and perish 
In the dreadful gulf below, 

Evermore and evermore! 

4. O that Birth for ever blessed, 

When the Virgin, full of grace, 
By the Holy Ghost conceiving, 

Bare the Saviour of our race ; 
And the Babe, the world's Redeemer, 

First revealed His sacred Face, 
Evermore and evermore ! 

5. This is He Whom seers in old time 

Chanted of with one accord ; 
Whom the voices of the Prophets 

Promised in their faithful word ; 
Now He shines, the long-expected : 

Let creation praise its Lord : 

Evermore and evermorel 

6. O ye heights of heaven adore Him ! 

Angel-hosts His praises sing ! 
All dominions bow before Him 

And extol our God and King! 
Let no tongue on earth be silent, 
Every voice* in concert ring, 

Evermore and evermore ( 
•7, Righteous Judge of souls departed, 
Righteous King of them that live, 
On the Father's throne exalted 

* These verses may be omitted, if the hymn be thought 
too long. 



CHRISTMAS. 



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None in might with Thee may strive ; 
Who at last in vengeance coming 
Sinners from Thy Face shalt drive, 
Evermore and evermore ! 

Thee let old men, Thee let young men. 

Thee let boys in chorus sing ; 
Matrons, virgins, little maidens 

With glad voices answering; 
Let their guileless songs re-echo, 

And the heart its praises bring, 
Evermore and evermore \ 

Christ ! to Thee, with God the Father, 
And, O Holy Ghost, to Thee ! 

Hymn, and chant, and high thanksgiving, 
And unwearied praises be, 

Honour, glory, and dominion, 
And eternal victory, 

Evermore and evermore ! Amen. 



47. 

"Behold I bring you glad tidings of great joy.*' 

i . /CHRISTIANS, awake, salute the happy morn, 
^ — Whereon the Saviour of mankind was born ; 
Rise to adore the mystery of love, 
Which hosts of angels chanted from above ; 
With them the joyful tidings first begun 
Of God Incarnate and the Virgin's Son. 



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CHRISTMAS. 



2. Then to the watchful shepherds it was told, 
Who heard the angelic herald's voice : " Behold, 
I bring good tidings of a Saviour's birth 

To you and all the nations upon earth : 

This day hath God fulfilled His promised word, 

This day is born a Saviour, Christ the Lord." 

3. He spake ; and straightway the celestial choir 
In hymns of joy, unknown before, conspire : 
The praises of redeeming love they sang, 
And heaven's whole orb with alleluias rang : 
God's highest glory was their anthem still, 
Peace upon earth, and unto men good-will. 

4. To Bethlehem straight th' enlightened shepherds 

ran, 
To see the wonders God had wrought for man : 
Then to their flocks, still praising God, return, 
And their glad hearts with holy rapture burn : 
To all the joyful tidings they proclaim, 
The first apostles of the Saviour's Name. 

5. Oh ! may we keep and ponder in our mind 
God's wondrous love in saving lost mankind ; 
Trace we the Babe, Who hath retrieved our loss, 
From the poor manger to the bitter cross ; 
Tread in His steps, assisted by His grace, 

Till man's first heavenly state again take$ place. 

6. Then may we hope, the angelic hosts among, 
To join, redeemed, a glad triumphant throng : 
He that was born upon this joyful day 
Around us all His glory shall display ; 
Saved by His love, incessant we shall sing 
Eternal praise to heaven's Almighty King. Amen. 



CHRISTMAS. 

48. 

" He is our Peace.'* 

i. /"^OD from on high hath heard, 
^J Let sighs and sorrows cease ; 
Lo ! from the opening heaven descends 
To man the promised Peace. 

2. Hark through the silent night 

Angelic voices swell ; 
Their joyful songs proclaim that <e God 
Is born on earth to dwell." 

3. See how the shepherd-band 

Speed on with eager feet ; 
Come to the hallowed cave with them 
The Holy Babe to greet. 

4. But oh ! what sight appears 

Within that lowly door : 
. A manger, stall, and swaddling clothes, 
A Child and Mother poor. 

5. Art Thou the Christ ? the Son ? 

The Father's Image bright ? 
And see we Him Whose arm upholds 
Earth and the starry height ? 

6. Yea, faith can pierce the cloud 

Which veils Thy glory now ; 
We hail Thee God, before Whose Throne 
The angels prostrate bow. 



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48 



Christmas. 



7. A silent Teacher, Lord, 
Thou bid'st us not refuse 
To bear what flesh would have us shun, 
To shun what flesh would choose. 

2. Our swelling pride to cure 

With that pure love of Thine, 
O be Thou born within our hearts, 
Most holy Child Divine. Amen. 

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EVENING. 

*• The Lord is our defence ; the Holy One of Israel is out 
King." 

O SAVIOUR of the world forlorn, 
This day to save us Thou wast born ; 
Protect us through the coming night, 
And ever save us by Thy might. 

2. Now, Lord, be Thou in mercy nigh, 
And spare Thy servants when they cry ; 
Our sins blot out, our prayers receive, 
Thy light throughout our darkness give. 

3. O let not sleep the soul oppress, 
Nor secret foe the heart possess ; 
Our flesh keep chaste, that it may be 
A holy temple unto Thee. 

4. To Thee, Who makest souls anew, 
Our hearts in prayer would humbly sue, 
That pure and free from inward stain 
We from our beds may rise again. 



ST. STEPHEN S DAY. 



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5. All praise to God the Father be; 
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee ; 
Whom, with the Spirit, we adore 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 

50. 

St. Stcpl)cn'0 Paw. 

: Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown 

of life." 

( The tvord "Stephen" means a crown.} 

1. THIRST of Martyrs, thou whose name 
-*• Doth thy golden crown proclaim, 
Not of flowers that fade away 
Weave we this thy crown to-day. 

2. Bright the stones, which bruise thee, gleam, 
Sprinkled with thy life-blood's stream ; 
Stars around thy sainted head 

Never could such radiance shed. 

3. Every wound upon thy brow 
Sparkles with unearthly glow ; 
Like an angel's is thy face 
Beaming with celestial grace. 

4. Oh ! how blessed first to be 
Slain for Him Who bled for thee ; 
First like Him in dying hour 
Witness to Almighty power ; 

5. First to follow where He trod 
Through the deep Red Sea of blood ; 
First ; bat in thy footsteps press 
Saints and martyrs numberless. 



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ST, JOHN THE EVANGELIST S DAY. 



6. Glory to the Father be, 
Glory, Virgin-born, to Thee, 
Glory to the Holy Ghost, 
Praised by men and heavenly host. Amen. 

51. 

St. loljn tl)c (Evangelist's JDaji. 

u That which we have looked upon and our hands have 
handled of the Word of Life, declare we unto you." 

i. TPHE life, which God's Incarnate Word 
i Lived here below with men, 
Three blest Evangelists record 
With heaven-inspired pen ; 

2. John soars on high, beyond the three, 

To God the Father's throne; 
And shews in what deep mystery 
The Word with God is One. 

3. Upon the Saviour's loving breast 

Invited to recline, 
'Twas thence he drew, in moments blest, 
Rich stores of truth divine. 

4. There too with that angelic love 

Did he his bosom fill, 
Which, once enkindled from above, 
Breathes in his pages still. 

5. Jesu, the Virgin's Holy Son, 

We praise Thee and adore; 
Who art with God the Father One 
And Spirit evermore. Amen. 



ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST S DAY. 



52. 

u The disciple whom Jesus loved.** 

1. "\ "X TORD Supreme, before creation 

V V Born of God eternally, 
Who didst will for our salvation 

To be born on earth, and die ; 
Well Thy saints have kept their station, 

Watching till Thine hour drew nigh. 

2. Now 'tis come, and faith espies Thee ; 

Like an eaglet in the morn, 
One in steadfast worship eyes Thee, 

Thy beloved, Thy latest born ; 
In Thy glory he descries Thee 

Reigning from the tree of scorn. 

3. He upon Thy bosom lying 

Thy true tokens learned by heart ; 
And Thy dearest pledge in dying, 

Lord, Thou didst to him impart ; 
Shew'dst him how, all grace supplying, 

Blood and water from Thee start. 

4. He first, hoping and believing, 

Did beside the grave adore ; 
Latest he, the warfare leaving, 

Landed on th* eternal shore; . 
And his witness we receiving 

Own Thee Lord for evermore. 



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52: 



THE INNOCENTS DAY. 



5. Much he asked in loving wonder, 

On Thy bosom leaning, Lord ; 
In that secret place of thunder 

Answer kind didst Thou accord, 
Wisdom for Thy Church to ponder 

Till the day of dread award. 

6. Lo ! heaven's doors lift up, revealing 

How Thy judgments earthward move ; 
Scrolls unfolded, trumpets pealing, 

Wine cups from the wrath above ; 
Yet o'er all a soft voice stealing — 

" Little children, trust and love !" 

7. Thee, the almighty King eternal, 

Father of th' eternal Word, 
Thee, the Father's Word supernal, 

Thee, of Both, the Breath adored, 
Heaven and earth and realms infernal 

Own, One glorious God and Lord. Amen. 

53. 
€l)c Innocents' Pan. 

* These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He 
goeth." 
1. A HYMN for Martyrs sweetly sing; 
•**■ For Innocents your praises bring ; 
Of whom in tears was earth bereaved, 
Whom heaven with songs of joy received : 
Whose angels see the Father's Face 
World without end, and hymn His grace, 
And, while they praise their glorious King, 
A hymn for Martyrs sweetly sing. 



THE INNOCENTS DAY. 

2. A voice from Ramah was there sent, 
A voice of weeping and lament, 

While Rachel mourned her children sore 

Whom for the tyrant's sword she bore. 

Triumphal is their glory now 

Whom earthly sufferings could not bow ; 

For whom, by cruel torments rent, 

A voice from Ramah was there^sent. 

3. Fear not, O little flock and blest, 
The lion that your life oppressed : 
To heavenly pastures ever new 
The heavenly Shepherd leadeth you, 
Who dwelling now on Sion's hill 
The Lamb's own footsteps follow still, 
By tyrant there no more distressed: 
Fear not, O little flock and blest. 

4. And every tear is wiped away 

By your dear Father's hands for aye : 

Deathhath no power to hurt you more ; 

Your own is life's eternal shore. 

And all who, good seed bearing, weep, 

In everlasting joy shall reap ; 

What time they shine in heavenly day, 

And every tear is wiped away. Amen. 

54. 

" They are without fault before the throne of God." 
1. /^LORY to Thee, O Lord, 

^-J Who, from this world of sin, 
By cruel Herod's ruthless sword 
Those precious ones didst win. 



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2. Baptized in their own blood, 
Earth's untried perils o'er, 

They passed unconsciously the flood, 
And safely gained the shore. 

3. Glory to Thee for all 
The ransomed infant band, 

Who since that hour have heard Thy call, 
And reached the quiet land. 

4. Oh, that our hearts within, 

Like theirs, were pure and bright ; 
Oh, that as free from deeds of sin 
We shrank not from Thy sight. 

5. Lord, help us every hour 
Thy cleansing grace to claim ; 

In life to glorify Thy power, 

In death to praise Thy Name. Amen. 

55. 

Circumcision. 

" And when eight days were accomplished for the circum- 
cising of the Child, His Name was called Jesus." 

1. ' I A HE ancient law departs 

-*■ And all its terrors cease ; 
Eor Jesus makes with faithful hearts 
A covenant of peace. 

2. The Light of Light divine, 
True Brightness undefiled, 

He bears for us the shame of sin. 
A Holy Spotless Child, 



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3. His Infant Body now 
Begins our pain to feel ; 

Those precious drops of Blood that flow 
For death the victim seal. 

4. To-day the Name is Thine 
At which we bend the knee ; 

They call Thee Jesus, Child Divine ! 
Our Jesus deign to be. 

5. All praise, Eternal Son, , 
For Thy redeeming love, 

With Father, Spirit, ever One, 
In glorious might above. Amen. 

56. 

" God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under 
the law, to redeem them that were under the law." 

1. /^\ BLESSED Day, when first was poured 
V>^ The Blood of our Redeeming Lord ! 
O Blessed Day, when first began 

His sufferings borne for sinful man ! 

2. Scarce entered on this life of woe, 
His Infant Blood begins to flow; 
A foretaste of His death He feels, 
An earnest of His love reveals. 

3. From heaven descending to fulfil 
The bidding of His Father's will, 
A victim even now He lies 
Before the day of sacrifice... 



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4. For love of us His woes begin ; 
The Sinless suffers for our sin ; 
The Law's great Maker for our aid 
Obedient to the Law is made. 

5. The wound He through the Law endures 
Our freedom from that Law secures ; 
Henceforth a holier law prevails, 

The law of love which never fails. 

6. Lord, circumcise our hearts, we pray, 
And take what is not Thine away ; 
Write Thine own Name within our hearts, 
Thy law upon our inmost parts. 

7. O Lord, the Virgin-born, to Thee 
Eternal praise and glory be ; 
Whom with the Father we adore 

And Holy Ghost for evermore. Amen. 

57. 

* Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus." 

1. HHHE Word, with God the Father One 

-L Before the heavens and earth were made. 
Is now the Virgin's new-born Son, 
Upon her lowly bosom laid. 

2. Already o'er His sinless Head 

The streams of wrath begin to flow ; 

Already on His infant bed 

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3. The lowliest poverty He bears 

That we may be with wealth supplied ; 
He weeps : O precious grief and tears ! 
Through Him the world is purified. 

4. An humble dress, a mean abode > 
A life obscure His glory hide : 
Proud man, behold thy lowly God, 
And let the sight destroy thy pride. 

5. Jesu, Who earnest from on high 
To be the Lamb for sinners slain, 
Leave not Thy ransomed flock to die, 
Nor let Thy toil be spent in vain. Amen. 

See also the hymns for New Tears Day, and Nos. 146 and j68. 

58. 

11 We have seen His star in the east." 

1. "\ IS 7*HAT star is this, with beams so bright, 

V V More beauteous than the noonday light ? 
It shines to herald forth the King, 
And Gentiles to His cradle bring. 

2. See now fulfilled what God decreed, 
" From Jacob shall a star proceed ;" 
And eastern sages with amaze 
Upon the wondrous vision gaze. 

3. The guiding star above is bright, 
Within, them shines a clearer light, 
Which leads them on with power benign 
To seek the Giver of the sign. 



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4. True love can brook no dull delay ; 
Nor toil nor dangers stop their way : 
Home, kindred, father-land, and all 
They' leave at their Creator's call. 

5. O Jesu ! while the star of grace 
Allures us now to seek Thy face, 
Let not our slothful hearts refuse 
The guidance of that light to use. 

6. All glory, Jesu, be to Thee 
For this Thy glad Epiphany : 
Whom with the Father we adore , 
And Holy Ghost for evermore. Amen. 

59. 

"And thou, Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, are not the 
least among the princes of Juda ; for out of thee shall 
come a Governor, that shall rule My people Israel." 

1. TT ARTH has many a noble city; 
-L* Bethlehem, thou dost all excel : 
Out of thee the Lord from heaven 

Came to rule His Israel. 

2. Fairer than the sun at morning 

Was the star that told His birth, 
To the world its God announcing 
Seen in fleshly form on earth. 

3. Eastern sages at His cradle 

Make oblations rich and rare ; 
See them give, in deep devotion, 
Gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 



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4. Sacred gifts of mystic meaning : 

Incense doth their God disclose, 
Gold the King of kings proclaimeth, 
Myrrh His sepulchre foreshows. 

5. Jesu, Whom the Gentiles worshipped 

At Thy glad Epiphany, 
Unto Thee, with God the Father 
And the Spirit, glory be. Amen. 

60. 

u The Life was manifested and we have seen it." 

1. "\ "\ 7"HY doth that impious Herod fear, 

V V When told that Christ the King is near i 
He takes not earthly realms away, 
Who gives the realms that ne'er decay. 

2. The Eastern sages saw from far 
And followed on His guiding star ; 
By light their way to Light they trod, 
And by their gifts confessed their God. 

3. Within the Jordan's sacred flood 

The heavenly Lamb in meekness stood, 
That He, to Whom no sin was known, 
Might cleanse His people from their own. 

4. And oh ! what miracle divine, 
When water reddened into wine ; 

He spake the word, and forth it flowed 
In streams that nature ne'er bestowed. 



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5. All glory, Jesu, be to Thee 
For this Thy glad Epiphany : 
Whom, with the Father, we adore 
And Holy Ghost for evermore. Amen. 



61. 

"The people which sat in darkness saw great light." 

1. HPHE people that in darkness sat 

J- A glorious Light have seen ; 
The Light has shined on them who long 
In shades of death have been. 

2. To hail Thee, Sun of Righteousness, 

The gathering nations come ; 

They joy as when the reapers bear 

Their harvest treasures home. 

3. For Thou their burden dost remove, 

And break the tyrant's rod, 
As in the' day when Midian fell 
Before the sword of God. 

4. For unto us a Child is born, 

To us a Son is given, 
And on His Shoulder ever rests 
All power in earth and heaven. 

5. His Name shall be the Prince of Peace, 

The Everlasting Lord, 
The Wonderful, the Counsellor, 
The God by all adored. 



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EPIPHANY. 

6, His righteous government and power 

Shall over all extend ; 
On judgment and on justice based, 
His reign shall have no end. 

7. Lord Jesus, reign in us, we pray, 

And make us Thine alone ; 
Who with the Father ever art 
And Holy Spirit One. Amen. 

62. 

" And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth^ 
and was subject unto them.'* 

1. r I "HE Heavenly Child in stature grows 

^ And growing learns to die ; 
And still His early training shows 
His coming agony. 

2. The Son of God His glory hides 

With parents mean and poor ; 
. And He Who made the heavens abides 
In dwelling-place obscure. 

3. Those mighty Hands that rule the sky 

No earthly toil refuse ; 
The Maker of the stars on high 
An humble trade pursues. 

4. He, Whom the choirs of angels praise 

Bearing each dread decree, 
His earthly parents now obeys 
In deep humility. 



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5. For this Thy lowliness revealed, 
Jesu, we Thee adore ; 
And praise to God the Father yield 
And Spirit evermore. Amen. 



63. 

H God be merciful unto us and bless us ; and shew us the 
light of His countenance." 

1. /^OD of mercy, God of grace, 

V-X Shew the brightness of Thy Face; 
Shine upon us, Saviour, shine, 
Fill Thy Church with light divine ; 
And Thy saving health extend 
Unto earth's remotest end. 

2. Let the people praise Thee, Lord ; 
Let Thy love on all be poured ; 
Let the nations shout and sing 
Glory to their Saviour King ; 

At Thy Feet their tribute pay, 
And Thy holy Will obey. 

3. Let the people praise Thee, Lord ; 
Earth shall then her fruits afford ; 
God to man His blessing give, 
Man to God devoted live ; 

All below, and all above, 

One in joy, and light, and love. Amen. 



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64. 

f When they saw the star they rejoiced with exceeding 
great joy.'* 

1. A S with gladness men of old 
•£*- Did the guiding star behold ; 
As with joy they hailed its light, 
Leading onward, beaming bright ; 
So, most gracious Lord, may we 
Evermore be led to Thee. 

2. As with joyful steps they sped 
To that lowly manger-bed ; 
There to bend the knee before 
Him Whom heaven and earth adore ; 
So may we with willing feet 

Ever seek the mercy-seat. 

3. As they offered gifts most rare 
At that manger rude and bare ; 
So may we with holy joy, 
Pure and free from sin's alloy, 
All our costliest treasures bring, 
Christ ! to Thee our heavenly King. 

4. Holy Jesus, every day 
Keep us in the narrow way ; 
And, when earthly things are past, 
Bring our ransomed souls at last 
Where they need no star to guide, 
Where no clouds Thy glory hide. 

5. In the heavenly country bright 
Need they no created light ; 



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Thou its Light, its Joy, its Crown, 
Thou its Sun which goes not down ; 
There for ever may we sing 
Alleluias to our King. Amen. 

65. 

" Unto you which believe He is precious." 

1. T ESU ! the very thought is sweet ! 

J In that dear Name all heart-joys meet : 
But oh ! than honey sweeter far 
The glimpses of His presence are. 

2. No word is sung more sweet than this, 
No sound is heard more full of bliss, 
No thought brings sweeter comfort nigh, 
Than Jesus Son of God most High. 

3. Jesu, the hope of souls forlorn, 

How good to them for sin that mourn ! 
To them that seek Thee, oh how kind ! 
But what art Thou to them that find ? 

4. No tongue of mortal can express, 
No pen can write the blessedness, 
He only who hath proved it knows 
What bliss from love of Jesus flows. 

5. O Jesu, King of wondrous might ! 
O Victor, glorious from the fight ! 

• Sweetness that may not be expressed, 
And altogether loveliest ! 



EPIPHANY. 

Abide with us, O Lord, to-day, 
Fulfil us with Thy grace, we pray ; 
And with Thine own true sweetness feed 
Our souls from sin and darkness freed. 

Amen. 

66. 

All the earth shall be filled with His Majesty." 

1. TTAIL to the Lord's Anointed, 
-L -1 Great David's greater Son ! 
Hail, in the time appointed, 

His reign on earth begun ! 
He comes to break oppression, 

To set the captive free ; 
To take away transgression, 

And rule in equity, 

2. He shall come down like showers 

Upon the fruitful earth, 
And joy and hope, like flowers, 

Spring in His path to birth : 
Before Him on the mountains 

Shall Peace, the herald, go ; 
From hill to vale the fountains 

Of Righteousness o'erflow. 

3. Kings shall bow down before Him, 

And gold and incense bring ; 
All nations shall adore Him, 
His praise all people sing ; 



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To Him shall prayer unceasing, 

And daily vows ascend ; 
His kingdom still increasing, 

A kingdom without end. 

4. O'er every foe victorious, 

He on His throne shall rest : 
From age to age more glorious, 

All-blessing and all-blessed : 
The tide of time shall never 

His covenant remove ; 
His Name shall stand for ever, 

His changeless Name of Love. Amen. 

67. 

Ibv % illak btfovt 0£ptttag£0tmct, 

u And again they said, Alleluia." 

1. A LLELUIA, song of sweetness, 
-£*■ Voice of joy that cannot die; 
Alleluia is the anthem 

Ever dear to choirs on high ; 
In the house of God abiding 
Thus they sing eternally. 

2, Alleluia thou resoundest, 

True Jerusalem and free ; 
Alleluia, joyful Mother, 

All thy children sing with thee : 
But by Babylon's sad waters 

Mourning exiles now are we. 



SEPTUAGESIMA. 

3. Alleluia cannot always 

Be our song while here below ; 
Alleluia our transgressions 

Make us for awhile forego ; 
For the solemn time is coming 

When our tears for sin must flow. 

4. Therefore in our hymns we pray Thee, 

Grant uS, Blessed Trinity, 
At the last to keep Thine Easter 

In our Home beyond the sky : 
There to Thee for ever singing 

Alleluia joyfully. Amen. 

68. 

Septuagestmct, $zt. 

u How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land ? ' 

1. /CREATOR of the world, to Thee 
^^ An endless rest of joy belongs; 
And heavenly choirs are ever free 
To sing on high their festal songs. 

2. But we are fallen creatures here, 
Where pain and sorrow daily come ; 
And how can we in exile drear 

Sing out, as they, sweet songs of Home ? 

3. O Father ! Who dost promise still 
That they who mourn shall blessed be ; 
Grant us to weep for deeds of ill 
That banish us so long from Thee : 



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4. But weeping grant us faith to rest 
In hope upon Thy loving care ; 
Till Thou restore us, with the blest, 
Their songs of praise in heaven to share. 

5. To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
The God Whom heaven and earth adore, 
From men and from the angel-host 

Be praise and glory evermore. Amen. 



69. 

<l Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth." 

OLORD, in perfect bliss above 
Thou couldst not need created love ; 
And yet Thou didst Thy power display, 



And earth's foundations firmly lay. 

2. Things that were not, at Thy command 
In perfect form before Thee stand : 
And all to their Creator raise 

A wondrous harmony of praise. 

3. But even while the world came forth 
In all the beauty of its birth, 

In Thy deep thought Thou didst behold 
Another world of nobler mould. 

4. For Thou didst will that Christ should frame 
A new creation by His Name ; 

Its seed the living word of grace 
He scatters wide in every place ; 



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5. Its home, when time shall be no more, 
In heaven with Thee for evermore ; 
Accepted in Thy boundless love 

To share His throne and joy above. 

6. O Father, bless, for they are Thine, 
O Son, direct in love divine, 

O Holy Ghost, with grace endue 

The old creation and the new. Amen. 

70. 

" These all died in faith, not having received the promises, 
but having seen them afar off", and were persuaded of 
them, and embraced them, and confessed that they 
were strangers and pilgrims on the earth." 

1. T TOW blest were they who walked in love 
-L J- With Christ, while yet He dwelt above ; 
A righteous band, sustained by grace, 

The fathers of the faithful race. 

2. O who can tell as should be told 
The praises of those men of old, 
Their patient faith, their longing sighs 
Of hope uplifted to the skies ? 

3. Strangers and pilgrims here below 
They deemed the world an empty show : 
To purer joys their hearts were given, 
The better land they sought was Heaven. 

4. The soul that truly cleaves to God 
Still longs to gain that blest abode : 
O Chpjst, forbid our souls to roam, 
And fix them on our own true Home. 



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SEPTUAGESIMA. 



;. All praise to God the Father be; 
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee ; 
Whom, with the Spirit, we adore 
For ever and for evermore. Amen, 

71. 

" The invisible things of Him from the creation of the 
world are clearly seen, being understood by the things 
that are made." 

l. HPHERE is a book, who runs may read, 
-L Which heavenly truth imparts, 
And all the lore its scholars need, 
Pure eyes and Christian hearts. 

2-. The works of God, above, below, 
Within us and around, 
Are pages in that book to show 
How God Himself is found. 

3. The glorious sky, embracing all, 

Is like the Maker's love, 
Wherewith encompassed great and small 
In peace and order move. 

4. The moon above, the church below, 

A wondrous race they run ; 
But all their radiance, all their glow. 
Each borrows of its Sun. 

5. The Saviour lends the light and heat 

That crown His holy hill ; 
The saints, like stars, around His seat 
Perform their courses still. 



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71 



6. Thou, Who hast given me eyes to see 
And love this sight so fair, 
Give me a heart to find out Thee, 

And read Thee everywhere. Amen. 

72. 

H Now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three ; but the 
greatest of these is charity." 

1. f^KEAT Mover of all hearts, Whose Hand 
^J Doth all the secret springs command 

Of human thought and will, 
Thou, since the world was made, dost bless 
Thy saints with fruits of holiness, 

Their order to fulfil. 

2. Faith, hope, and love here weave one chain ; 
But love alone shall then remain, 

When this short day is gone : 
O Love, O Truth, O endless Light, 
When shall we see Thy Sabbath bright 

With all our labours done ? 

3. We sow 'mid perils here and tears ; 
There the glad hand the harvest bears, 

Which here in grief hath sown : 
Great Three in One, the increase give ; 
These gifts of grace, by which we live, 

With heavenly glory crown. Amen! 

The hymns for Sunday and other days of the week may 
fitly be used at this season. 



72 . 

73. 

Cent. 

* Rend your heart and not your garments, and turn unto th? 
Lord your God." 

i. /^NCE more the solemn season calls 
^-^ A holy fast to keep ; 
And now within the temple walls 
Both priest and people weep. 

2. But vain all outward sign of grief, 

And vain the form of prayer, 
Unless the heart implore relief, 
And penitence be there. 

3. We smite the breast, we weep in Vain, 

In vain in ashes mourn, 
Unless with penitential pain 
The smitten soul be torn. 

4. In sorrow true then let us pray 

To our offended God, 
From us to turn His wrath away 
And stay the uplifted rod. 

5. O God, our Judge and Father, deign 

To spare the bruised reed; 
We pray for time to turn again, 
For grace to turn indeed. 

6. Blest Three in One, to Thee we bow ; 

Vouchsafe us in Thy love 
To gather from these fasts below 
Immortal fruit above. Amen. 






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74. 

" Now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to Me with all your 
heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with 
mourning." 

1. DY precepts taught of ages past, 
U Now let us keep again the fast 

Which, year by year, in order meet 
Of forty days is made complete. 

2. The law and seers that were of old 
In divers ways this Lent foretold, 

Which Christ Himself, the Lord and Guide 
Of every season, sanctified. 

3. More sparing therefore let us make 
The words we speak, the food we take, 
Deny ourselves in mirth and sleep, 

In stricter watch our senses keep. 

4. In prayer together let us fall, 
And cry for mercy, one and all ; 
And weep before the Judge, and say, 
Oh, turn from us Thy wrath away. 

5. Thy grace have we offended sore 
By sins, O God, which we deplore ; 
Pour down upon us from above 

• The riches of Thy pardoning love. 

6. Remember, Lord, though frail we be, 
That yet Thine handiwork are we : 
Nor let the honour of Thy Name 
Be by another put to shame. 



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7. Forgive the sin that we have wrought, 
Increase the good that we have sought ; 
That we at length, our wanderings o'er, 
May please Thee here and evermore. 

8. Blest Three in One, and One in Three, 
Almighty God, we pray to Thee, 

That Thou wouldst now vouchsafe to bless 
Our fast with fruits of righteousness. Amen. 

75. 

M O deliver us, and be merciful unto our sins, for Thy 
Name's sake." 

1. r\ MERCIFUL Creator, hear; 
V^ To us in pity bow Thine ear : 
Accept the tearful prayer we raise 
In this our fast of forty days. 

2. Each heart is manifest to Thee ; 
Thou knowest our infirmity : 
Repentant now we seek Thy Face ; 
Impart to us Thy pardoning grace. 

3. Our sins are manifold and sore, 

But spare Thou them who sin deplore ; 

And for Thine own Name's sake make whole 

The fainting and the weary soul. 

4. Grant us to mortify each sense 
By means of outward abstinence, 
That so from every stain of sin 
The soul may keep her fast within. 



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75 



5. Blest Three in One, and One in Three, 
Almighty God, we pray to Thee, 
That Thou wouldst now vouchsafe to bless 
Our fast with fruits of righteousness. Amen. 

76. 

" Behold, now is the accepted time ; behold, now is the day 
of salvation." 

1. T O ! now is our accepted day, 

J — ' The time for purging sins away, 
The sins of thought, and deed, and word, 
That we have done against the Lord. 

2. For He the Merciful and True 
Hath spared His people hitherto ; 
Not willing thet the soul should die 
Though great its past iniquity. 

3. Then let us all with earnest care, 
And contrite fast, and tear, and prayer, 
And works of mercy and of love, 
Entreat for pardon from above- 

4. That He may all our sins efface, 
Adorn us with the gifts of grace, 
And join us to the angel band 
For ever in the heavenly land. 

5. Blest Three in One and One in Three, 
Almighty God, we pray to Thee, 

That Thou wouldst now vouchsafe to bless 
Our fast with fruits of righteousness. Amen. 



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LENT. 

77. 

"In due season we shall reap, if we faint not." 

1. (^\ THOU Who dost to man accord 
V^/ His highest prize, his best reward, 

Thou Hope of all our race, 
Jesu, to Thee we now draw near, 
Our earnest supplications hear, 

Who humbly seek Thy Face. 

2. With self-accusing voice within, 
Our conscience tells of many a sin 

In thought and word and deed : 
O cleanse that conscience from all stain, 
The penitent restore again 

From every burthen freed. 

3. If Thou reject us, who shall give 
Our fainting spirits strength to live ? 

'Tis Thine alone to spare ; 
With cleansed hearts to pray aright 
And find acceptance in Thy sight, 

Be this our lowly prayer. 

4. 'Tis Thou hast blessed this solemn fast; 
So may its days by us be passed 

In self-control severe, 
That, when our Easter morn we hail, 
Its mystic feast we may not fail 

Tq keep with conscience clear. 



LENT. • 7 

5. O Blessed Trinity, bestow 

Thy pardoning grace on us below, 

And shield us evermore ; 
Until, within Thy courts above, 
We see Thy Face, and sing Thy love, 

And with Thy saints adore. Amen. 

78. 

M And Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being 
forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days He 
did eat nothing." 

1. T7ORTY days and forty nights 
-L Thou wast fasting in the wild ; 
Forty days and forty nights 
Tempted, and yet undefiled. 

2. Sunbeams scorching all the day; 
Chilly dew-drops nightly shed ; 
Prowling beasts about Thy way ; 
Stones Thy pillow ; earth Thy bed. 

3. Shall not we Thy sorrows share, 
And from earthly joys abstain, 
Fasting with unceasing prayer, 
Glad with Thee to suffer pain ? 

4. And if Satan, vexing sore, 
Flesh or spirit should assail, 
Thou, his Vanquisher before, 
Grant we may not faint or fail. 



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5. So shall we have peace divine; 
Holier gladness ours shall be ; 
Round us, too, shall angels shine, 
Such as ministered to Thee. 

6. Keep, O keep us, Saviour dear, 
Ever constant by Thy side ; 
That with Thee we may appear 

At th* eternal Eastertide. Amen. 

79. 

" A broken and contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not 
despise." 

LORD, when we bend before Thy Throne, 
And our confessions pour, 
Teach us to feel the sins we own, 
And hate what we deplore. 

Our broken spirit pitying see ; 

True penitence impart; 
Then let a kindling glance from Thee 

Beam hope upon the heart. 

When we disclose our wants in prayer, 

May we our wills resign ; 
And not a thought our bosoms share, 

Which is not wholly Thine. 

May faith each weak petition £11, 

And waft it to the skies, 
And teach our hearts 'tis goodness still 

That grants it or denies. 



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5. All glory to the Father be, 
All glory to the Son, 
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee, 
While endless ages run. Amen. 

80. 

"Enter not into judgment with Thy servant, O Lord; for 
in thy sight shall no man living be justified. " 

1. /^\ LORD, turn not Thy Face from me, 
V-/ Who lie in woeful state, 
Lamenting all my sinful life 

Before Thy mercy-gate ; 

2. A gate that opens wide to those 

That do lament their sin ; 
Shut not that gate against me, Lord, 
But let me enter in. 

3. And call me not to strict account 

How I have sojourned here ; 
For then my guilty conscience knows 
How vile I shall appear. 

4. Mercy, Good Lord, mercy I ask ; 

This is my humble prayer ; 
For mercy, Lord, is all my suit, 
O let Thy mercy spare. 

5. To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

The God Whom we adore, 
Be glory, as it was, is now, 

And shall be evermore. Amen. 



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81. 



" Have mercy upon me, O God, after Thy great goodness 5 
according to the multitude of Thy mercies do away mine 
offences." 

1. TTAVE mercy, Lord, on me, 
J- -^ As Thou wert ever kind ; 

Let me, opprest with loads of guilt, 
Thy wonted mercy find. 

2. Wash off my foul offence, 
And cleanse me from my sin ; 

For I confess my crime, and see 
How great my guilt has been. 

3. The joy Thy favour gives 
Let me again obtain ; 

And Thy free Spirit's firm support 
My fainting soul sustain. 

4. To God the Father, Son, 
And Spirit, glory be ; 

As 'twas, and is, and shall be so 
To all eternity. Amen. 

82. 

" My soul fleeth unto the Lord.** 

1. T ORD, in this Thy mercy's day 
J — ' Ere it pass for aye away, 

On our knees we fall and pray. 

2. Holy Jesu, grant us tears, 

Fill us with heart-searching fears 
Ere that awful doom appears. 



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3. Lord, on us Thy Spirit pour 
Kneeling lowly at the door 
Ere it close for evermore. 

4.. By Thy night of agony, 
By Thy supplicating cry, 
By Thy willingness to die, 

5. By Thy tears of bitter woe 
For Jerusalem below, 

Let us not Thy love forego. 

6. Grant us 'neath Thy wings a place, 
Lest w r e lose this day of grace 

Ere we shall behold Thy face. Amen. 

83. 

EVENING. 

" I am the Light of the world." 
2. r^i CHRIST, Who art the Light and Day, 
V^/ Thy beams chase night's dark shades away ; 
The very Light of Light Thou art, 
Who dost that blessed Light impart. 

2. All-Holy Lord to Thee we bend, 
Thy servants through this night defend, 
And grant us calm repose in Thee, 

A quiet night from perils free. 

3. Let not dull sleep the soul oppress, 
Nor secret foe the heart possess, 
Nor Satan's wiles the flesh allure, 
And make us in Thy sight impure. 



O 4 LENT. 

4. Light slumber let our eyelids take, 
The heart to Thee be still awake ; 
And Thy Right Hand protection be 
To those who love and trust in Thee. 

5. O Lord, our strong defence, be nigh ; 
Bid all the powers of darkness fly ; 
Preserve and watch o'er us for good, 
Whom Thou hast purchased with Thy Blood. 

6. Remember us, dear Lord, we pray, 
Whilst burthened in the flesh we stay ; 
Thou only canst the soul defend, 

Be with us, Saviour, to the end. 

7. Blest Three in One and One in Three, 
Almighty God, we pray to Thee, 

That Thou wouldst now vouchsafe to bless 
Our fast with fruits of righteousness. Amen. 

Many of the hymns on the Passion may also be used during this 
season. 

84. 
®!)e JTiftlj Sunday in Cent 

OTHERWISE CALLED PASSION SUNDAY. 

" God forbid that I should glory save in the Cross of our 
Lord Jesus Christ." 

1. ' I A HE Royal Banners forward go, 

J- The Cross shines forth in mystic glow ; 
Where He in flesh, our flesh Who made, 
Our sentence bore, our ransom paid. 



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83 



2. There whilst He hung, His sacred Side 
By soldier's spear was opened wide, 
To cleanse us in the precious flood 

Of Water mingled with His Blood. 

3. Fulfilled is now what David told 
In true prophetic song of old, 

How God the heathen's King should be ; 
For God is reigning from the tree. 

4. O tree of glory, tree most fair, 
Ordained those Holy Limbs to bear, 
How bright in purple robe it stood, 
The purple of a Saviour's Blood ! 

5. Upon its arms, like balance true, 

He weighed the price for sinners due, 
The price which none but He could pay, 
And spoiled the spoiler of his prey. 

6. To Thee, Eternal Three in One, 
Let homage meet by all be done : 
As by the Cross Thou dost restore, 

So rule and guide us evermore. Amen. 

85. 

a God forbid that I should glory save in the Cross of our 
Lord Jesus Christ." 

1. n \/\7'E sing the praise of Him Who died, 
V V Of Him Who died upon the Cross ; 
The sinner's hope let men deride, 
For this we count the world- but loss. 



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LENT. 



2. Inscribed upon the Cross we see 

In shining letters, " God is Love ;" 
He bears our sins upon the tree, 
He brings us mercy from above. 

3. The Cross ! it takes our guilt away ; 
It holds the fainting spirit up ; 

It cheers with hope the gloomy day, 
And sweetens every bitter cup. 

4. It makes the coward spirit brave, 
And nerves the feeble arm for fight ; 
It takes its terror from the grave, 
And gilds the bed of death with light. 

5. The balm of life, the cure of woe, 
The measure and the pledge of love, 
The sinner's refuge here below, 
The angels' theme in heaven above. 

6. To Christ, Who won for sinners grace 
By bitter grief and anguish sore, 

Be praise from all the ransomed race 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 

86. 
<&\)t QnnbaQ next bdovc (faster, 

OTHERWISE CALLED PALM SUNDAY. 
" Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings Thou hast per- 
fected praise." 
1. A LL glory, laud, and honour 
f~±- To Thee, Redeemer, King ! 
To Whom the lips of children 
Made sweet Hosannas ring. 

All glory, &c. 



SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE EASTER. OO 

2. Thou art the King of Israel, 

Thou David's Royal Son, 
Who in the Lord's Name comest, 
The King and Blessed One. 

All glory, &c. 

3. The company of Angels 

Are praising Thee on high, 
And mortal men, and all things 
Created make reply. 

All glory, &e. 

4. The people of the Hebrews 

With palms before Thee went, 
Our praise and prayer and anthems 
Before Thee we present. 

All glory, &c. 

5. To Thee before Thy Passion 

They sang their hymns of praise ; 
To Thee now high exalted 
Our melody we raise. 

All glory, &c 

6. Thou didst accept their praises ; 

Accept the prayers we bring, 
Who in all good delightest, 

Thou good and gracious King. 

All glorv, &C. Amen. 

87. ' 

" And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, 
cried saying, Hosanna to the Son of David." 
1. T3 IDE on ! ride on in majesty ! 

" Hark ! all the tribes Hosanna cry ; 

O Saviour meek, pursue Thy road 

With palms and scattered garments strow.ed. 



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HYMNS OX THE PASSION. 



2. Ride on ! ride on in majesty ! 
In lowly pomp ride on to die : 

O Christ, Thy triumphs now begin 
O'er captive death and conquered sin. 

3. Ride on ! ride on in majesty ! 
The angel armies of the sky 

Look down with sad and wondering eyes 
To see the approaching Sacrifice. 

4. Ride on ! ride on in majesty ! 
The last and fiercest strife is nigh : 
The Father on His sapphire Throne 
Awaits His own anointed Son. 

5. Ride on ! ride on in majesty ! 
In lowly pomp ride on to die ; 

Bow Thy meek Head to mortal pain, 
Then take, O God, Thy Power, and reign. 

Amen. 

88. 

§ptns on tl)c Passion.* 

(i We love Him because He first loved us." 

1. ]\/TY God, I love Thee ; not because 
IV A I hope for heaven thereby, 

Nor yet because who love Thee not 
Must burn eternally. 

2. Thou, O my Jesus, Thou didst, me 

Upon the Cross embrace ; 
For me didst bear the nails, and spear, 
And manifold disgrace, 
'* Many of these hymns may be sung from Septuagesima to 
Easter, and some of them throughout the year. 



HYMNS ON THE PASSION. 

3. And griefs and torments numberless, 

And sweat of agony; 
Yea, death itself; and all for me 
Who was Thine enemy. 

4. Then why, O blessed Jesu Christ, 

Should I not love Thee well ? 
Not for the hope of winning heaven, 
Nor of escaping hell ; 

5. Not with the hope of gaining aught, 

Not seeking a reward ; 
But as Thyself hast loved me, 
O ever-loving Lord. 

6. So would I love Thee, dearest Lord, 

And in Thy praise will sing ; 
Solely because Thou art my God, 
And my Eternal King. Amen. 



89. 

"And being in an agony, He prayed more earnestly.' 

1. O ION'S Daughter, weep no more, 
*J Though thy troubled heart be sore ; 
He of Whom the Psalmist sung, 
He Who woke the Prophet's tongue, 
Christ, the Mediator blest, 
Brings thee everlasting rest. 



■>0 HYMNS ON THE PASSION, 

2. In a garden man became 

Heir of sin, and death, and shame : 
Jesus in a garden wins 
Life, and pardon for our sins ; 
Through His hour of agony 
Praying in Gethsemane. 

3. There for us He intercedes ; 
There with God the Father pleads ; 
Willing there for us to drain 

To the dregs the cup of pain, 

That in everlasting Day 

He may wipe our tears away. 

4. Therefore to His Name be given 
Glory both in earth and heaven ; 
To the Father, and the Son, 
And the Spirit, Three in One, 
Honour, praise, and glory be, 

Now and through eternity. Amen. 

90. 

" Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy 
Blood." 

E, Who once in righteous vengeance 
Whelmed the world beneath the flood, 
Once again in mercy cleansed it 

With His own most precious Bipod ; 
Coming from His throne on high 
On the painful Cross to die. 



HYMNS ON THE PASSION. 



89 



, O the wisdom of th' Eternal ! 
O the depth of love divine ! 
O the sweetness of that mercy 

Which in Jesus Christ did shine! 
We were sinners doomed to die ; 
Jesus paid the penalty. 

When before the Judge we tremble, 

Conscious of His broken laws, 
May t«he Blood of His atonement 

Cry aloud, and plead our cause, 
Bid our guilty terrors cease, 
Be our pardon and our peace. 

Prince and Author of salvation, 

Lord of majesty supreme, 
Jesu, praise to Thee be given 

By the world Thou didst redeem ; 
Glory to the Father be 
And the Spirit One with Thee. Amen. 

91. 

" Looking unto Jesus." 

1. OVERWHELMED in depths of woe 
V^Upon the tree of scorn 

Hangs the Redeemer of mankind, 
With racking anguish torn. 

2. See how the nails those Hands 
And Feet so tender rend ; 

See down His Face, and Neck, and Breast 
His sacred Blood descend. 



90 



HYMNS ON THE PASSION. 

3. Oh, hear that awful cry 

Which pierced His Mother's heart, 
As into God the Father's Hands 
He bade His soul depart. 

4. Earth hears, and trembling quakes 
Around that tree of pain ; 

The rocks are rent ; the graves are burst : 
The veil is rent in twain. 

5. The sun withdraws his light ; 
The mid-day heavens grow pale ; 

The moon, the stars, the universe 
Their Maker's death bewail. 

. 6. Shall man alone be mute ? 

Have we no griefs, or fears ? 
Come, old and young, come, all mankind, 
And bathe those Feet in tears. 

7. Come, fall before His Cross 
Who shed for us His Blood ; 

Who died, the Victim of pure love, 
To make us sons of God. 

8. Jesu, all praise to Thee, 
Our joy and endless rest ; 

Be Thou our guide while pilgrims here, 
Our crown amid the blest. Amen. 



HYMNS ON THE PASSION. 

92. 

" The precious Blood of Christ." 

1. /^LORY be to Jesus, 
^J" Who, in bitter pains, 
Poured for me the life-blood 

From His sacred veins. 

2. Grace and life eternal 

In that Blood I find ; 
Blest be His compassion 
Infinitely kind. 

3. Blest through endless ages 

Be the precious stream, 
Which from endless torments 
Did the world redeem. 

4. Abel's blood for vengeance 

Pleaded to the skies ; 
But the Blood of Jesus 
For our pardon cries. 

5. Oft as it is sprinkled 

On our guilty hearts, 
Satan in confusion 

Terror-struck departs ; 

6. Oft as earth exulting 

Wafts its praise on high, 
Angel-hosts rejoicing 
Make their glad reply 



91 



92 



HYMNS ON THE PASSION. 



7. Lift ye then your voices ; 
Swell the mighty flood : 
Louder still and louder 

Praise the precious Blood. Amen. 

93. 

" Behold the Man." 

1. r\ SINNER, lift the eye of faith, 
V_y To true repentance turning; 
Bethink thee of the curse of sin, 

Its awful guilt discerning ; 
Upon the Crucified One look, 
And thou shalt read, as in a book, 

What well is worth thy learning. 

2. Look on His Head, that bleeding Head, 

With crown of thorns surrounded ; 
Look on His sacred Hands and Feet 

Which piercing nails have wounded : 
See every Limb with scourges rent : 
On Him, the Just, the Innocent, 

What malice hath abounded ! 

3. 'Tis not alone those Limbs are racked, 

But friends too are forsaking ; 
And more than all, for thankless man 

That tender Heart is aching ; 
Oh, fearful was the pain and scorn 
By Jesus, Son of Mary, borne, 

Their peace for sinners making. 



HYMNS ON THE PASSION. 

4. None ever knew such pain before, 

Such infinite affliction ; 
None ever felt a grief like His 

In that dread crucifixion : 
For us He bare those bitter throes, 
For us those agonizing woes 

In oft-renewed infliction. 

5. O sinner, mark, and ponder well 

Sin's awful condemnation ; 
Think what a sacrifice it cost 

To purchase thy salvation ; 
Had'jEsus never bled and died, 
Then what could thee and all betide 

But uttermost damnation ? 

6. Lord, give us grace to flee from sin, 

And Satan's wiles ensnaring, 
And from those everlasting flames 

For evil ones preparing. 
Jesu, we thank Thee, and entreat 
To rest for ever at Thy Feet, 
. Thy heavenly glory sharing. Amen. 

94. 

" He was wounded for our transgressions." 
1. "\T OW, my soul, thy voice upraising, 
-L ^ Tell in sweet and mournful strain, 
How the Crucified, enduring 

Grief, and wounds, and dying pain, 
Freely of His love was offered, 

Sinless was for sinners slain. 



93 



94 



HYMNS ON THE PASSION. 



2. Scourged with unrelenting fury 

For the sins which we deplore, 
By His livid Stripes He heals us, 

Raising us to fall no more ; 
All our bruises gently soothing, 

Binding up the bleeding sore. 

3. See ! His Hands and Feet are fastened ; 

So He makes His people free : 
Not a wound whence Blood is flowing 

But a Fount of Grace shall be ; 
Yea the very nails which nail Him 

Nail us also to the Tree. 

4. Through His Heart the spear is piercing, 

Though His foes have seen Him die; 
Blood and Water thence are streaming 

In a tide of mystery, 
Water from our guilt to cleanse us, 

Blood to win us crowns on high. 

5. Jesu, may those precious Fountains 

Drink to thirsting souls afford ; 
Let them be our Cup and Healing, 

And at length our full Reward ; 
So a ransomed world shall ever 

Praise Thee, its Redeeming Lord. Amen. 

95. 

" Unto you therefore which believe He is precious." 

SWEET the moments, rich in blessing, 
Which before the Cross I spend, 
Life, and health, and peace possessing 
From the sinner's dying Friend. 



HYMNS ON THE PASSION. 



95 



2. 4 Here I rest, for ever viewing 

Mercy poured in streams of Blood ; 
Precious drops, my soul bedewing, 
Plead and claim my peace with God. 

3. Truly blessed is the station, 

Low before His cross to lie, 
Whilst I see divine compassion 
Beaming in His languid Eye. 

4. Lord, in ceaseless contemplation 

Fix my thankful heart on Thee, 
Till I taste Thy full salvation 

And Thine unveiled glory see. Amen. 

96. 

"The love of Christ constraineth us." 

1. TN the Lord's atoning grief 
J- Be our rest and sweet relief; 
Store we deep in heart's recess 

•All the shame and bitterness. , 

2. Thorns, and cross, and nails, and lance, 
Wound's, our treasure that enhance. 
Vinegar, and gall, and reed, 

And the pang His soul that freed 

3. May these all our spirits sate, 
And with love inebriate ; 

In our souls plant virtue's root, 
And mature its glorious fruit. 



96 



HYMNS ON THE PASSION, 

4. Crucified ! we Thee adore, 
Thee with all our hearts implore, 
Us with saintly bands unite 

In the realms of heavenly light. 

5. Christ, by coward hands betrayed, 
Christ, for us a captive made, 
Christ, upon the bitter tree 

Slain for man, be praise to Thee. Amen, 

97. 

M Whe loved me and gave Himself for me." 

1. r\ SACRED Head, surrounded 
v./ By crown of piercing thorn ! 
O bleeding Head, so wounded, 

Reviled, and put to scorn ! 
Death's pallid hue comes o'er Thee, 

The glow of life decays, 
Yet angel-hosts adore Thee, 

And tremble as they gaze. < 

2. I see Thy strength and vigour 

All fading in the strife, 
And death with cruel rigour 

Bereaving Thee of life; 
O agony and dying ! 

O love to sinners free ! 
' Jesu, all grace supplying, 

O turn Thy Face on me. 



I- 



HYMNS ON THE PASSION. 

3. In this Thy bitter passion, 

Good Shepherd, think of me 
With Thy most sweet compassion, 

Unworthy though I be : 
Beneath Thy Cross abiding 

For ever would I rest, 
In Thy dear love confiding, 

And with Thy presence blest. Amen. 

98. 

" Now there stood by the Cross of Jesus His Mother." 

1. AT the Cross her station keeping, 

-^*- Stood the mournful Mother weeping, 

Where He hung, the dying Lord ; 
For her soul of joy bereaved, 
Bowed with anguish, deeply grieved, 
Felt the sharp and piercing sword. 

2. Oh, how sad and sore distressed 
Now was she, that Mother blessed 

. Of the Sole-begotten One ; 
Deep the woe of her affliction 
When she saw the Crucifixion 
Of her ever-glorious Son. 

3. Who, on Christ's dear Mother gazing 
Pierced by anguish so amazing, 

Born of woman, would not weep ? 
Who, on Christ's dear Mother thinking 
Such a cup of sorrow drinking, 

Would not share her sorrows deep ? 



97 



98 



HYMNS ON THE PASSION. 



4. For His people's sins chastised 

She beheld her Son despised, [twined ; 

Scourged, and crowned with thorns en- 
Saw Him then from judgment taken, 
And in death by all forsaken, 
Till His Spirit He resigned. 

C. Jesu, may such deep devotion 
Stir in me the same emotion, 

Fount of love, Redeemer kind, 
That my heart, fresh ardour gaining 
And a purer love attaining, 

May with Thee acceptance find. Amen. 

99. 

a Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by ? Behold, and see 
if there be any sorrow like unto My sorrow." 

1. O EE the destined day arise ! 
^ See, a willing Sacrifice, 
Jesus, to redeem our loss, 
Hangs upon the shameful Cross ! 

2. Jesu, who but Thou had borne, 
Lifted on that tree of scorn, 
Every pang and bitter throe, 
Finishing Thy life of woe ? 

3. Who but Thou had dared to drain, 
Steeped in gall, the cup of pain ; 
And with 'tender body bear 
Thorns, and nails, and piercing spear ? 



HYMNS ON THE PASSION. B" 

4. Thence the cleansing Water flowed 
Mingled from Thy Side with Blood ; 
Sign to all attesting eyes 

Of the finished Sacrifice. 

5. Holy Jesu, grant us grace 
In that Sacrifice to place 

All our trust for life renewed, 

Pardoned sin, and promised good. Amen. 

100. 

" They crucified Him." 

1. /^\ COME and mourn with me awhile ; 
V^ O come ye to the Saviour's side ; 
O come, together let us mourn ; 

Jesus, our Lord, is crucified. 

2. Have we no tears to shed for Him, 
While soldiers scoft and Jews deride ? 
Ah ! look how patiently He hangs ; 
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified. 

3. How fast His Hands and Feet are nailed; 
His Throat with parching thirst is dried ; 
His failing Eyes are dimmed with Blood ; 
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified. 

4. Seven times He spake, seven words of love; 
And all three hours His silence cried 

For mercy on the souls of men; 
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified. 



100 



HYMNS ON THE PASSION. 



5. Come, let us stand beneath the Cross ; 
So may the Blood from out His Side 
Fall gently on us drop by drop ; 
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified. 

6. A broken heart, a fount of tears 
Ask, and they will not be denied ; 
Lord Jesus, may we love and weep, 
Since Thou for us art crucified. Amen. 

101. 

" What things were gain to me, those I counted loss for 
Christ." 

1. "\ ^ 7* HEN I survey the wondrous Cross 

V V On which the Prince of Glory died, 
My richest gain I count but loss, 
And pour contempt on all my pride. 

2. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast 
Save in the Cross of Christ my God ; 
All the vain things that charm me most, 
I sacrifice them to His Blood. 

3. See, from His Head, His Hands, His Feet, 
Sorrow and love flow mingling down ; 

Did e'er such love and sorrow meet, 
Or thorns compose so rich a crown ? 

4. Were the whole realm of nature mine, 
That were an offering far too small ; 
Love ap emizing, so divine, 
Demands my life, my soul, my all. 



HYMNS ON THE PASSION. 



101 



5. To Christ, Who won for sinners grace 
By bitter grief and anguish sore, 
Be praise from all the ransomed race 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 

102. 

"Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example that ye 
should follow His steps." 

1. A NGELS, lament ; behold, your God 
-^*- Man's sinful likeness wears; 
Behold, upon the accursed tree 

Man's sins the Saviour bears. 

2. O Christ, with wondering minds we see 

What mighty love was Thine : 
Did Gop consent to suffer thus, 
And, oh, shall man repine ? 

3. No, Saviour., no ! the pow r cr of death 

Thy Cross hath overcome, 
To save us, not from earthly woe 
- But from th' eternal doom. 

4. The flesh may shrink, bat we submit, 

Whate'er our Cross may be, 
So Thou by grace enable us 
To bear it after Thee. 

5. Thy stripes have healed us, and Thy Blood 

Our gui'.ty stains effaced ; 
Then may Thy Name by sin of ours 
Be never more disgraced. Amen. 



102 



HYMNS ON THE PASSION. 



G< 



103. 

" Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the worm- 
wood and the gall." 

1 O to dark Gethsemane, 
Ye that feel the Tempter's power, 
Your Redeemer's conflict see, 
Watch with Him one bitter hour ; 
Turn not from His griefs away, 
Learn of Jesus Christ to pray. 

2. Follow to the judgment-hall, 
View the Lord of life arraigned, 
Oh, the wormwood and the gall ! 
Oh, the pangs His soul sustained ! 
Shun not suffering, shame, or loss ; 
Learn of Him to bear the cross. 

3. Calvary's mournful mountain climb ; 
There, adoring at His Feet, 
Mark that miracle of time, 
God's own sacrifice complete ; 
" It is finished," hear Him cry ; 
Learn of Jesus Christ to die. Amen. 

104. 

a Jesus, Master, have mercy upon us." 
1. C AVIOUR, when in dust to Thee 
w Low we bow the adoring knee ; 
When, repentant, to the skies 
Scarce we lift our weeping eyes ; 
Oh, by all Thy pains and woe 
Suffered once for man below, 
Bending from Thy Throne on high, 
Hear our solemn litany. 



HYMNS ON THE PASSION. 

2. By Thy birth and early years ; 
By Thy life of want and tears ; 
By Thy fasting and distress 

In the lonely wilderness ; 
By the dread mysterious hour 
Of the subtle tempter's power ; 
Jesu, look with pitying eye ; 
Hear our solemn litany. 

3. By the sacred grief that w r ept 

O'er the grave where Lazarus slept ; 

By the gracious tears that flowed 

Over Salem's loved abode ; 

By the mournful word that told 

Treachery lurked within Thy fold ; 

Jesu, look with pitying eye ; 

Hear our solemn litany. 
-4. By Thine hour of whelming fear ; 

By Thine agony, and prayer ; 

By the purple robe of scorn ; 

By Thy wounds, Thy crown of thorn ; 

By Thy cross, Thy pangs, and cries ; 

By Thy perfect sacrifice ; 

Jesu, look with pitying eye ; 

Hear our solemn litany. 
5. By Thy deep expiring groan ; 

By the sealed sepulchral stone ; 

By Thy triumph o'er the grave ; 

By Thy power from death to save ; 

Mighty God, ascended Lord, 

To Thy Throne in Heaven restored, 

Prince and Saviour, hear our cry ; 

Hear our solemn litany. Amen. 



103 



104 



HYMNS ON THE PASSION. 



105. 

"And when Joseph had taken the Body, he Wrapped It in a 
clean linen cloth, and laid I in his own new tomb, which 
he had hewn out in the rock. . . .And there was Mary 
Magdalene and the other Mary, sitting over against the 
sepulchre. " 

1. "D ESTING from His work to-day 
AX. In the tomb the Saviour lay ; 
Still He slept, from Head to Feet 
Shrouded in the winding-sheet, 
Lying in the rock alone, 

Hidden by the sealed stone. 

2. Late at even there was seen 
Watching long the Magdalene ; 
Early, ere the break of day, 
Sorrowful she took her way 
To the holy garden glade, 
Where her buried Lord was laid. 

3. So with Thee, till life shall end, 
I would solemn vigil spend : 

Let me hew Thee, Lord, a shrine 
In this rocky heart of mine, 
Where in pure embalmed cell 
None but Thou may ever dwell. 

4. Myrrh and spices will I bring, 
True affection's offering; 

Close the door from sight and sound 

Of the busy world around ; 

And in patient watch remain 

Till my Lord appear again. Amen. 






105 

106. 
<£astcr. 

" O death, where Is thy sting ? O grave, where is thy 
victory ? 

i. \7"E choirs of new Jerusalem, 
JL Your sweetest notes employ, 
The Paschal victory to hymn 
In strains of holy joy. 

2. For Judah's Lion bursts His chains, 

Crushing the serpent's head ; 
And cries aloud through death's domains 
To wake the imprisoned dead. 

3. Devouring depths of hell their prey 

At His command restore ; 
His ransomed hosts pursue their way 
Where Jesus goes before. 

4. Triumphant in His glory now 

To Him all power is given ; 
To Him in one communion bow 
All saints in earth and heaven. 

5. While we, His soldiers, praise oar King, 

His mercy we implore, 
Within His palace bright to bring 
And keep us evermore. 

6. All glory to the Father be ; 

All glory to the Sox ; 
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee, 
While endless ages run. 

Alleluia ! Amen. 



106 



EASTER. 



-J 



107. 

" The Lord is risen indeed." 

ESUS Christ is risen to-day, 

Alleluia ! 
Our triumphant holy day, 

Alleluia ! 
Who did once, upon the Cross, 

Alleluia ! 
Suffer to redeem our loss. 

Alleluia ! 

2. Hymns of praise then let us sing 

Alleluia ! 
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, 

Alleluia ! 
Who endured the Cross and Grave, 

Alleluia ! 
Sinners to redeem and save. 

Alleluia ! , 

3. But the pain which He endured 

Alleluia ! 
Our salvation hath procured ; , 

Alleluia ! 
Now above the sky He's King, 

Alleluia ! 
Where the angels ever sing. 

Alleluia ! Amen 4 



EASTER. 



108. 



107 



" This is the day which the Lord hath made j we will 
rejoice and be glad in it." 

Alleluia ! Alleluia ! Alleluia [ 

1. S~\ SONS and daughters, let us sing! 

v_/ The King of heaven, the glorious King, 
O'er death to-day rose triumphing. 
Alleluia ! , 

2. That Sunday morn, at break of day, 
The faithful women went their way 
To seek the tomb where Jesus lay. 

Alleluia ! 

3 An Angel clad in white they see, 
Who sat and spake unto the three, 
"Your Lord doth go to Galilee." 
Alleluia ! 

4. That night the Apostles met in fear ; 
Amidst them eame their Lord most dear, 
And said " My peace be on all here." 

Alleluia ! 

5. When Didymus the tidings heard, 
He doubted if it were the Lord, 
Until He came and spake this word : 

Alleluia ! 

6. " My pierced Side, O Thomas, see ; 
My Hands, My Feet, I show to thee ; 
Nor faithless, but believing be." 

Alleluia ! 



10b EASTER. 

7. No longer Thomas then denied ; 

He saw the Feet, the Hands, the Side ; 
u Thou art my Lord and God," he cried. 
Alleluia ! 

8. How blest are they who have not seen, 
And yet whose faith hath constant been; 
For they eternal life shall win. 

Alleluia ! 

9. On this most holy day of days, 

To God your hearts and voices raise 
In laud, and jubilee, and praise. 

Alleluia ! Amen. 

109. 

" The Lord is King, and hath put on glorious apparel." 

1. T IGHT'S glittering morn bedecks the sky, 
J — ' Heaven thunders forth its victor-cry, 

The glad earth shouts her triumph high, 
And groaning hell makes wild reply ; 

2. While He, the King, the mighty King, 
Despoiling death of all its sting, 

And, trampling down the powers of night, 
Brings forth His ransomed saints to light. 

3. His tomb of late the threefold guard 

Of watch and stone and seal had barred ; 
But now, in pomp and triumph high, 
He comes from death to victory. 



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4. The pains of hell are loosed at last;. 
The days of mourning now are past; 
An Angel robed in light hath said, 
<s The Lord is risen from the dead." 

PART II. 

l.-TPHE Apostle's hearts were fall of pain 
-L For their dear Lord so lately slain, 
By rebel servants doomed to die 
A death of cruel agony. 

2. With gentle voice the Angel gave 
The women tidings at the grave ; 

" Fear not, your Master shall ye see, 
He goes before to Galilee." 

3. Then, hastening on their eager way 
The joyful tidings to convey, 

Their Lord they met, their living Lord, 
And falling at His Feet adored. 

4. Th' Eleven, when they hear, with speed 
To Galilee forthwith proceed, 

That there once more they may behold 
The Lord's dear Face, as He foretold. 

PART III. 

1. THHAT Easter-tide with joy was bright, 
J- The sun shone out with fairer light, 
When, to their longing eyes restored, 
The Apostles saw their risen Lord. 



110 EASTER. 

2. He bade them see His Hands, His Side, 
Where yet the glorious Wounds abide ; 
O tokens true, which made it plain 
Their Lord indeed was risen again. 

3. Jesu, the King of Gentleness, 

Do Thou Thyself our hearts possess, 
That we may give Thee all our days 
The tribute of our grateful praise. 

The following may be sung at the end of each Part. 

1. O Lord of all, with us abide 
In this our joyful Easter-tide ; 
From every weapon death can wield 
Thine own redeemed for ever shield. 

2. All praise be Thine, O risen Lord, 
From death to endless life restored : 
All praise to God the Father be, 

And Holy Ghost, eternally. Amen. 

110. 

" Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and 
riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, 
and blessing." 

1. /^HRIST the Lord is risen to-day; 
^-^ Christians, haste your vows to pay ; 
Offer ye your praises meet 
At the Paschal Victim's feet. 
For the sheep the Lamb hath bled, 
Sinless in the sinner's stead ; 
"Christ is risen," to-day we cry; 
Now He lives no more to die. 



EASTER. HI 

2. Christ, the Victim undefiled, 
Man to God hath reconciled ; 
Whilst in strange and awful strife 
Met together Death and Life. 
Christians, on this happy day- 
Haste with joy your vows to pay; 
" Christ is risen," to-day we cry; 
Now He lives no more to die. 

3. Christ, Who once for sinners bled, 
Now the first-born from the dead, 
Throned in endless might and power, 
Lives and reigns for evermore. 

Hail, eternal Hope on high ! 

Hail, Thou King of victory ! 

Hail, Thou Prince of life adored ! 

Help and save us, gracious Lord. Amen. 

111. 

ei Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us ; therefore let us 
keep the feast." 

1. ' I A HE Lamb's high banquet called to share, 

-L Arrayed in garments white and fair, 
Our Red Sea past, we fain would sing 
To Jesus our triumphant King. 

2. Upon the altar of the Cross 

His Body hath redeemed our loss ; 
And, tasting of His crimson Blood, 
Our life is hid with Him in God. 



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EASTER. 



3. Protected in the Paschal night 
From the destroying angel's might, 
In triumph went the ransomed free 
From Pharaoh's cruel tyranny. 

4. Now Christ our Passover is slain, 
The Lamb of God without a stain ; 
His Flesh, the true unleavened Bread, 
Is freely offered in our stead. 

5. O all-sufficient Sacrifice ! 
Beneath Thee hell defeated lies : 
Thy captive people are set free, 
And crowns of life restored by Thee. 

6. We hymn Thee rising from the grave, 
From death returning, strong to save ; 
Thine own Right Hand the tyrant chains, 
And Paradise for man regains. 

7. All praise be Thine, O risen Lord, 
From death to endless life restored : 
All praise to God the Father be, 

And Holy Ghost, eternally. Amen. 

112. 

** Alleluia ! for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. v1 

1. /^^HRIST the Lord is risen again; 
^^ Christ hath broken every chain ; 
Hark ! angelic voices cry, 
Singing evermore on high, 
Alleluia ! 



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2. He Who gave for us His life, 
Who for us endured the strife, 
Is our Paschal Lamb to-day ; 
We too sing for joy, and say 

Alleluia ! 

3. He Who bore all pain and loss 
Comfortless upon the cross 
Lives in glory now on high, 
Pleads for us and hears our cry ; 

Alleluia ! 

4. He Who slumbered in the grave 
Is exalted now to save ; 

Now through Christendom it rings 
That the Lamb is King of kings. 
Alleluia ! 

5. Now He bids us tell abroad 
How the lost may be restored, 
How the penitent forgiven, 
How we too may enter heaven, 

Alleluia ! 

6. Thou, our Paschal Lamb indeed, 
Christ, Thy ransomed people feed : 
Take our sins and guilt away, 

Let us sing by night and day 

Alleluia ! Amen. 



114 



EASTER. 



113. 

" Sing ye to the Lord j for He hath triumphed gloriously. 

1. AT the Lamb's high feast we sing 
-**■ Praise to our victorious King, 
Who hath washed us in the tide 
Flowing from His pierced Side ; 
Praise we Him, Whose love divine 

. Gives His Sacred Blood for wine, 
Gives His Body for the feast, 
Christ the Victim, Christ the Priest. 

2. Where the Paschal blood is poured, 
Death's dark angel sheathes his sword ; 
Israel's hosts triumphant go 
Through the wave that drowns the foe. 
Praise we Christ, Whose Blood was shed, 
Paschal Victim, Paschal Bread ; 

With sincerity and love 
Eat we Manna from above. 

3. Mighty Victim from the sky, 

Hell's fierce powers beneath Thee lie ; 
Thou hast conquered in the fight, 
Thou hast brought us life and light : 
Now no more can death appal, 
Now no more the grave enthral ; 
Thou hast opened paradise, 
And in Thee Thy saints shall rise. 



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EASTER. 

4. Easter triumph, Easter joy, 
Sin alone can this destroy ; 
From sin's power do Thou set free 
Souls new-born, O Lord, in Thee. 
Hymns of glory and of praise, 
Risen Lord, to Thee we raise ; 
Holy Father, praise to Thee, 
With the Spirit, ever be. Amen. 

114. 

" O sing unto the Lord a new song ; for He hath done 
marvellous things." 

Alleluia ! Alleluia ! Alleluia ! 

1. y j ^HE strife is o'er, the battle done; 

J- The triumph of the Lord is won ; 
O let the song of praise be sung. 
Alleluia ! 

2. The powers of death have done their worst, 
And Jesus hath His foes dispersed ; 

Let shouts of praise and joy outburst. 
Alleluia ! 

3. On that third morn He rose again 
In glorious majesty to reign ; 

O let us swell the jovful strain. 
Alleluia ! 

4.. He closed the yawning gates of hell ; 
The bars from heaven's high portals fell ; 
Let songs of joy His triumphs tell. 
Alleluia ! 



\ 

118 EASTER. 

5. Lord, by the stripes which wounded Thee 
From death's dread sting Thy servants free ; 
That we may live, and sing to Thee 

Alleluia ! Amen. 

115. 

" Buried with Him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen 
with Him through the faith of the operation of God, 
Who hath raised Him from the dead." 

1. r~\ CHRIST, the heavens' Eternal King, 
V>J Creator, unto Thee we sing ; 

With God the Father ever One, 
Co-equal, co-eternal Son ; 

2. Thy Hand, when first the world began, 
Made in Thine own pure Image man ; 
And linked to fleshly form of earth 

A living soul of heavenly birth. 

3. And when the envious, crafty, foe 
Had marred Thy noblest work below, 
Thou didst our ruined state repair 
By deigning flesh Thyself to wear. 

4. Once of a Virgin born to save, 

And now new-born from death's dark grave, 
O Christ, Thou bid'st us rise with Thee 
From death to immortality. 

5. Eternal Shepherd, Thou art wont 

To cleanse Thy sheep within the font; 
That mystic bath, that grave of sin, 
Where ransomed souls new life begin : 



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6. Divine Redeemer, Thou didst deign 
To bear for us the Cross of pain ; 
And freely pay the precious price 
Of all Thy Blood in sacrifice : 

7. Jesu, do Thou to every heart 

. Unceasing Paschal joy impart : 
From death of sin and guilty strife 
Set free the new-born sons of life. 

8. All praise be Thine, O risen Lord, 
From death to endless life restored ; 
All praise to God the Father be, 

And Holy Ghost, eternally. Amen. 

116. 

u The First-begotten of the dead.'* 

i. /^OME see the place where Jesus lay, 
^~" And hear angelic watchers say 

cc He lives, Who once was slain : * 
Why seek the living 'midst the dead ? 
Remember how the Saviour said 
That He would rise again." 

2. O joyful sound ! O glorious hour, 
When by His own Almighty power 

He rose, and left the grave ! 
Now let our songs His triumph tell, 
Who burst the bands of death and hell, 

And ever lives to save. 



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EASTER. 



3. The First-begotten of the dead, 
For us He rose, our glorious Head, 

Immortal life to bring ; 
What though the saints like Him shall die, 
They share their Leader's victory, 

And triumph with their King. 

4. No more they tremble at the grave, 
For Jesus will their spirits save, 

And raise their slumbering dust : 
O risen Lord, in Thee we live, 
To Thee our ransomed souls we give 

To Thee our bodies trust. Amen. 



117. 

" I am He that livcth, and was dead ; and behold, I am 
alive for evermore, Amen j and have the keys of hell and 
of death." 

1. T"ESUS lives ! no longer now 

J Can thy terrors, Death, appal us ; 
Jesus lives ! by this we know 

Thou, O Grave, canst not enthral us. 
Alleluia ! 

2. Jesus lives ! henceforth is death 

But the gate of Life immortal ; 

This shall calm our trembling breath, 

When we pass its gloomy portal. 

Alleluia ! 



EASTER. 



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3. Jesus lives ! for us He died : 

Then, alone to Jesus living, 
Pure in heart may we abide, 
Glory to our Saviour giving. 

Alleluia ! 

4. Jesus lives ! our hearts know well 

Naught from us His love shall sever : 
Life, nor death, nor powers of hell 
Tear us from His keeping ever. 
Alleluia ! 

5. Jesus lives ! to Him the Throne 

Over all the world is given : 
May we go where He is gone, 

Rest and reign with Him in Heaven. 

Alleluia ! Amen. 



118. 

EVENING. 

u When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid ; yea, thou 
shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet." 

1. T ESU, the world's redeeming Lord, 
J The Father's co-eternal Word, 
Of Light invisible true Light, 
Thine Israel's keeper day and night ; 

2. Our great Creator and our Guide, 
Who times and seasons dost divide, 
Refresh at night with quiet rest 
Our limbs by daily toil oppressed. 



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ROGATION DAYS. 



3. That, while in weary house of clay 
A little longer here we stay, 

Our flesh in Thee may sweetly sleep, 
Our souls with Thee their vigils keep. 

4. We pray Thee, while we dwell below, 
Preserve us from our ghostly foe ;* 
Nor let his wiles victorious be 

O'er them that are redeemed by Thee. 

5. O Lord of all, with us abide 
In this our joyful Easter-tide ; 
From every weapon death can wield 
Thine own redeemed for ever shield. 

6. All praise be Thine, O risen Lord, 
From death to endless life restored : 
All praise to God the Father be, 

And Holy Ghost, eternally. Amen. 

119. 

flotation Ba$B. 

u The eyes of all wait upon Thee, O Lord ; and Thou givest 
them their meat in due season." 

1. T ORD, in Thy name Thy servants plead, 
-L* And Thou hast sworn to hear ; 
Thine is the harvest, Thine the seed, 

The fresh and fading year. 

2. Our hope, when autumn winds blew wild, 

We trusted, Lord, with Thee : 
And still, now spring has on us smiled, 
We wait on Thy decree. 



ROGATION DAYS. 

3. The former and the latter rain, 

The summer sun and air, 
The green ear, and the golden grain, 
All Thine, are ours by prayer. 

4. Thine too by right, and ours by grace, 

The wondrous growth unseen, 
The hopes that soothe, the fears that brace, 
The love that shines serene. 

5. So grant the precious things brought forth 

By sun and moon below, 
That Thee in Thy new heaven and earth, 
We never may forego. 

6. To Father, Sox, and Holy Ghost, 

The God Whom we adore, 
Be glory, as it was, is now, 

And shall be evermore. Amen. 



120. 

" Ask, and it shall be given you." 

1. /^* OD the Father, from Thy throne, 
^J Hear us, we beseech Thee ; 
God the co-eternal Son, 

Hear us, we beseech Thee ; 
God, the Spirit, mighty Lord, 

Hear us, we beseech Thee ; 
Three in One, by all adored, 

Hear us, we beseech Thee. 



121 



122 



ROGATION DAYS. 



2. Jesu ! Jesu ! 

By Thy wondrous Incarnation, 
By Thy Birth for our salvation, 

We beseech Thee, we beseech Thee, 
From every ill defend us, 
Thy grace and mercy send us. 

3. Jesu ! Jesu ! 

By Thy Fasting and Temptation, 
By Thy nights of supplication, 

We beseech Thee, we beseech Thee, 
From every ill defend us. 
Thy grace and mercy send us. 

4. Jesu ! Jesu ! 

By Thy works of sweet compassion, 
By Thy Cross and bitter Passion, 

We beseech Thee, we beseech Thee, 
From every ill defend us, 
Thy grace and mercy send us. 

5. Jesu ! Jesu ! 

By Thy Blood for sinners flowing, 
By Thy Death true life bestowing, 

We beseech Thee, we beseech Thee, 
From every ill defend us, 
Thy grace and mercy send us. 

6. Jesu ! Jesu ! 

By Thy glorious Resurrection, 
Earnest of our own perfection, 

We beseech Thee, we beseech Thee, 
From every ill defend us, 
Thy grace and mercy send us. 



ascensiontide. 1^3 

7. Jesu ! Jesu ! 

To the Father's throne ascended, 
All Thy pain and sorrows ended, 

We. beseech Thee, we beseech Thee, 
From every ill defend us, 
Thy grace and mercy send us. 

8. Jesu ! Jesu ! 
Advocate for sinners pleading, 
With the Father interceding, 

We beseech Thee, we beseech Thee, 
From every ill defend us, 
Thy grace and mercy send us. Amen. 

This litany may also be used in any time of special supplication. 



121. 

^Isccnstcmtute. 

" Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye ever- 
lasting doors ; and the King of Glory shall come in." 

1. TTAIL the day that sees Him rise 
n Alleluia ! 

To His Throne above the skies ; 

Alleluia ! 
Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, 

Alleluia ! 
Enters now the highest heaven. 

Alleluia ! 



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ASCENSIONTIDE. 

2. There for Him high triumph waits ; 

Alleluia ! 
Lift your heads, eternal gates ; 

Alleluia ! 
He hath conquered death and sin, 

Alleluia ! 
Take the King of Glory in. 

Alleluia ! 

3. Lo, the heaven its Lord receives, 

Alleluia ! 
Yet He loves the earth He leaves ; 

Alleluia! 
Though returning to His throne, 

Alleluia ! 
Still He calls mankind His own. 

Alleluia ! 

4. See, He lifts His Hands above ; 

Alleluia ! 
See, He shows the prints of love ; 

Alleluia ! 
Hark, His gracious lips bestow 

Alleluia ' 
•Blessings on His Church below. 

Alleluia ! 

5. Still for us He intercedes, 

Alleluia ! 
His prevailing death He pleads, 

Alleluia ! 
Near Himself prepares our place, 

Alleluia ! 
He the first-fruits of our race. 

Alleluia ! 



ASCENSIONTIDE. 



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6. Lord, though parted from our sight 
Alleluia ! 
Far above the starry height, 

Alleluia ! 
Grant our hearts may thither rise, 

Alleluia ! 
Seeking Thee above the skies. 

Alleluia. Amen. 



122. 

" All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth." 

1. f~\ LORD most High, Eternal King, 

v_y By Thee redeemed Thy praise we sing ; 
The bonds of death are burst by Thee, 
And Grace has won the victory. 

2. Ascending to the Father's throne 

Thou claim'st the kingdom as Thine own ; 
Thy days of mortal weakness o'er, 
All power is Thine for evermore. 

3. To Thee the whole creation now 
Shall, in its threefold order, bow, 

Of things on earth, and things on high, 
And things that underneath us lie. 

4.. In awe and wonder angels see 

How changed is man's estate by Thee, 
How Flesh makes pure as flesh did stain, 
And Thou, true God, in Flesh dost reign. 



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ASCENSIONTIDE. 



5. Be Thou our Joy, O mighty Lord, 
As Thou wilt be our great Reward ; 
Let all our glory be in Thee 

Both now and through eternity. 

6. All praise from every heart and tongue 
To Thee, ascended Lord, be sung; 
All praise to God the Father be, 

And Holy Ghost, eternally. Amen. 



12 



Q 



c By His own Blood He entered in once into the holy 
place." 

1. S~\ SAVIOUR, Who for man hast trod 
v-x The winepress of the wrath of God, 
Ascend, and claim again on high 

Thy glory left for us to die. 

2. A radiant cloud is now Thy seat, 

And earth lies stretched beneath Thy feet ; 
Ten thousand thousands round Thee sing, 
And share the triumph of their King. 

3. The angel-host enraptured waits : 
"Lift up your heads, eternal gates !" 

O GoD-and-MAN ! the Father's Throne 
Is now for evermore Thine own. 

4. Our great High Priest and Shepherd Thou 
Within the veil art entered now, 

To offer there Thy precious Blood 
Once poured on earth a cleansing flood* 



ASCENSIONTIDE. 



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5. And thence the Church, Thy chosen Bride, 
With countless gifts of grace supplied, 
Through all her members draws from Thee 
Her hidden life of sanctity. 

6. O Christ, our Lord, of Thy dear care, 
Thy lowly members heaven-ward bear ; 
Be ours with Thee to suffer pain, 
With Thee for evermore to reign. 

7. All praise from every heart and tongue 
To Thee, ascended Lord, be sung ; 
All praise to God the Father be 

And Holy Ghost eternally. Amen. 

124. 

" Who is gone into heaven." 
1. ^THOU art gone up on high, 
J- To realms beyond the skies ; 
And round Thy throne unceasingly 

The songs of praise arise : 
But we are lingering here, 

With sin and care oppressed; 
Lord, send Thy promised Comforter, 
And lead us to our rest. 
2. Thou art gone up on high ; 

But Thou didst first come down, 
Through earth's most bitter misery 

To pass unto Thy crown ; 
And girt with griefs and fears 

Our onward course must be, 
But only let this path of tears 
Lead us at last to Thee. 



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ASCENSIONTIDE. 



3. Thou art gone up on high ; 

But Thou shalt come again, 
With all the bright ones of the sky 

Attendant in Thy train. 
Lord, by Thy saving power, 

So make us live and die, 
That we may stand in that dread hour 

At Thy right hand on high. Amen. 

125. 

" Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express 
Image of His person, and upholding all things by the 
word of His power, when He had by Himself purged 
our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on 
high." 

1. T ESU, our hope, our heart's desire, 
J Redemption's only spring, 
Creator of the world art Thou, 

Its Saviour and its King. 

2. How vast the mercy and the love, 

Which laid our sins on Thee, 
And led Thee to a cruel death, 
To set Thy people free ; 

3. But now the bonds of death are burst, 

The ransom has been paid ; 
And Thou art on Thy Father's Throne 
In glorious robes arrayed. 

4. O may Thy mighty love prevail 

Our sinful souls t6 spare ; 
O may we stand around Thy throne, 
And see Thy glory there ! 



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5. Jesu, our only Joy be Thou, 
As Thou our Prize wilt be ; 
In Thee be all our glory now 

And through eternity. 

6. All praise to Thee Who dost ascend 

Triumphantly to heaven ; 
All praise to God the Father's Name 
And Holy Ghost be given. Amen. 

126. 

tlU)it0tm-<25tint. 

44 If I go not away the Comforter will not come unto you $ 
but if I depart I will send Him unto you." 

1. "D ULER of the hosts of light, 

A\- Death hath yielded to Thy might; 
And Thy Blood hath marked a road 
Which will lead us back to God. % 

2. From Thy dwelling place above, 
From Thy Father's Throne of love, 
With Thy look of mercy bless 
Those without Thee comfortless. 

3. Bitter were Thy throes on earth, 
Giving to the Church her birth 
From the spear-wound opening wide 
In Thine own life-giving Side. 

4. Now in glory Thou dost reign, 
Won by all Thy toil and pain ; 
Thence the promised Spirit send, 
While our prayers to Thee ascend. 



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WHITSUNTIDE. 



S. Jesu, praise to Thee be given, 
With the Father high in heaven ; 
Holy Spirit, praise to Thee 
Now and through eternity. Amen. 



127. 

iUljitsnntttrc. 

" The Comforter, Which is the Holy Ghost," 

l. /^OME, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire, 
^^ And lighten with celestial lire ; 
Thou the anointing Spirit art, 
Who dost Thy seven-fold gifts impart : 
Thy blessed unction from above 
Is comfort, life, and fire of love ; 
Enable with perpetual light 
The dulness of our blinded sight : 
Anoint and cheer our soiled face 
With the abundance of Thy grace : 
Keep far our foes, give peace at home ; 
Where Thou art guide no ill can come. 
Teach us to know the Father, Son, 
And Thee, of Both, to be but One; 
That, through the ages all along, 
This may be our endless song : 

Praise to Thy eternal merit, 

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. 






WHITSUNTIDE. 



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128. 

" When Thou lettest thy Breath go forth they shall be made, 
and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth." 

1. Z^OME, Thou Holy Spirit, come ; 
>^And from Thine eternal home 

Shed the ray of light divine ; 
Come, Thou Father of the poor, 
Come, Thou source of all our store, 

Come, within our bosoms shine. 

2. Thou of Comforters the best, 

Thou the soul's most welcome Guest, 
Sweet Refreshment here below ! 

In our labour rest most sweet, 

Grateful shadow from the heat, 
Solace in the midst of woe ! 

3. O most Blessed Light Divine, 
Shine within these hearts of Thine, 

And our inmost being fill : 
If Thou take Thy grace away, 
Nothing pure in man will stay, 

All our good is turned to ill. 

4. Heal our wounds ; our strength renew ; 
On our dryness pour Thy dew ; 

Wash the stains of guilt away : 
Bend the stubborn heart and will, 
Melt the frozen, warm the chill, 

Guide the steps that go astray. 



I O 2 WHITSUNTIDE, 

5. On the faithful, who adore 
And confess Thee, evermore 

In Thy sevenfold gifts descend ; 
Give them virtue's sure reward, 
Give them Thy salvation, Lord, 

Give them joys that never end. Amen. 

129. 

II And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were 

all with one accord in one place." 

1. A BOVE the starry spheres, 
-f~^To where He was before, 

Christ had gone up, the Father's gift 
Upon the Church to pour. 

2. At length had fully come, 
On mystic circle borne 

Of seven times seven revolving days, 
The Pentecostal morn : 

3. When, as the Apostles knelt 
At the third hour in prayer, 

A sudden rushing sound proclaimed 
That God Himself was there. 

4. Forthwith a tongue of fire 
Is seen on every brow ; 

Each heart receives the Father's light, 
The Word's enkindling glow ; 

5. The Holy Ghost on all 
Is mightily outpoured, 

Who straight in divers tongues declare 
The wonders of the Lord. 



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6. While strangers of all climes 
Flock round from far and near, 

And their own tongue, wherever born, 
All with amazement hear. 

7. But Judah, faithless still, 
Denies the Hand Divine ; 

And, mocking, jeers the saints of Christ 
As full of new-made wine. 

8. Till Peter, in the midst, 
By Joel's ancient word 

Rebukes their unbelief, and wins 
Three thousand to the Lord. 

9. The Father and the Son 
And Spirit we adore ; 

O may the Spirit's gifts be poured 
On us for evermore. Amen. 

130.' 

" And- suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a 
rushing mighty wind." 

1. "\ "\ ^HEN God of old came down from heaven, 

* V In power and wrath He came ; 
Before His feet the clouds were riven, 
Half darkness and half flame : 

2. But, when He came the second time, 

He came in power and love ; 
Softer than gale at morning prime 
Hovered His holy dove. 



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WHITSUNTIDE. 



3. The fires, that rushed on Sinai down 

In sudden torrents dread, 
Now gently light, a glorious crown, 
On every sainted head. 

4. And as on Israel's awe-struck ear 

The voice exceeding loud, 
The trump, that angels quake to hear, 
Thrilled from the deep, dark cloud ; 

5. So, when the Spirit of our God 

Came down His flock to find, 
A voice from heaven was heard abroad, 
A rushing, mighty wind. 

6. It fills the Church of God ; It fills 

T)ie sinful world around ; 
Only in stubborn hearts and wills 
No place for It is found. 

7. Come Lord, come Wisdom, Love, and Power, 

Open our ears to hear ; 
Let us not miss th* accepted hour ; 

Save, Lord, by love or fear. Amen. 

131. 

" And the same day there were added unto them about three 
thousand souls." 

1. O PIRIT of mercy, truth, and love, 
**-} O shed Thine influence from above ; 
And still from age to age convey 
The wonders of this sacred day. 






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2. In every clime, by every tongue, 
Be God's surpassing glory sung : 
Let all the listening earth be taught 
The wonders by our Saviour wrought. 

3. Unfailing Comfort, Heavenly Guide, 
Still o'er Thy Holy Church preside ; 
Still let mankind Thy blessings prove ; 
Spirit of mercy, truth, and love. 

4. O Holy Father, Holy Son, 

And Holy Spirit, Three in One ; 

Thy grace devoutly we implore, 

Thy Name be praised for evermore. Amen. 

132. 

(trinity Sunbati. 

" And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, Holy, Holy, 
is the Lord of Hosts." 

1. A LL hail, Adored Trinity ; 
-£*■ All hail, Eternal Unity ; 

O God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, ever One. 

2. Behold to Thee, this festal day, 
We meekly pour our thankful lay ; 
O let our work accepted be, 

That sweetest work of praising Thee. . 
4. Three Persons praise we evermore, 
One only God our hearts adore ; 
In Thy sure mercy ever kind 
May we our true protection find. 



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O.Trinity! O Unity ! 

Be present as we worship Thee ; 

And with the songs that Angels sing 

Unite the hymns of praise we bring. Amen. 



133. 

" From everlasting to everlasting Thou art God." 

1. ~D LEST Trinity, from mortal sight 
-L> Veiled in Thine own eternal Light, 
We Thee confess, in Thee believe, 

To Thee with loving hearts we cleave. 

2. O Father, Thou most Holy One ! 
O God of God, Eternal Son ! 

O Holy Ghost, Thou Love Divine ! 
To join them Both is ever Thine. 

3. The Father is in God the Son, 
And with the Father He is One : 
In Both the Spirit doth abide, 
And with them Both is glorified. 

4. Such as the Father, such the Son, 
And such the Spirit, Three in One : 
The Three one perfect Verity, 
The Three one perfect Charity. 

5. Eternal Father, Thee we praise ; 

To Thee, O Son, our hymns we raise ; 

O Holy Ghost, we Thee adore ; 

One mighty God for evermore. Amen. 



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134. 

" O praise God in His holiness." 

1. /^\ GOD of life, Whose power benign 
v_y Doth o'er the world in mercy shine, 
Accept our praise, for we are Thine. 

2. O Father, all-creating Lord, 

Be Thou by every tongue implored, 
Be Thou by every heart adored. 

3. O Son of God, for sinners slain, 

We bless Thee, Lord, Whose dying pain 
For us did endless life regain. 

4. O Holy Ghost, Whose guardian care 
Doth us for heavenly joys prepare, 
May we in Thy communion share. 

5. O Holy Blessed Trinity, 

With faith we sinners bow to Thee ; 

In heaven and earth exalted be. Amen. 

135. 

" They rest not day and night, saying, Holy, Holy, Holy, 
Lord God Almighty, Which was, and is, and is to 
come.'" 

t. T T OLY, Holy, Holy ! Lord God Almighty ! 
-^ ■!■ Early in the morning our song shall rise to 

Thee : 
Holy, Holy, Holy, merciful and mighty 
God in Three Persons, Blessed Trinity! 



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2. Holy, Holy, Holy ! all the saints adore Thee, 

Casting down their golden crowns around the 
glassy sea ; 
Cherubim and Seraphim falling down before 
Thee, 
Which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be. 

3. Holy, Holy, Holy ! though the darkness hide 

Thee, 
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may 

not see, 
Only Thou art Holy : There is none beside Thee 
Perfect in power, in love, and purity. 

4. Holy, Holy, Holy ! Lord God Almighty : 

All Thy works shall praise Thy Name, m 
earth, and sky, and sea : 
Holy, Holy, Holy ! merciful and mighty ; 
God in Three Persons, Blessed Trinity ! 

Amen. 

136. 
(Central (jrimna, 

u O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands.** 

1. A LL people that on earth do dwell, 
-£** Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice ; 
Him serve with fear, His 3 praise forth tell, 
Come ye before Him and rejoice. 

2. The Lord, ye know, is God indeed ; 
Without our aid He did us make : 
We are His flock, He doth us feed, 
And for His sheep He doth us take. 



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3. O enter then His gates with praise, 
Approach with joy His courts unto ; 
Praise, laud, and bless His Name always, 
For it is seemly so to do. 

4. For why ? the Lord our God is good, 
His mercy is for ever sure ; 

His truth at all times firmly stood, 
And shall from age to age endure. 

5. To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
The God Whom heaven and earth adore, 
From men and from the angel-host 

Be praise and glory evermore. Amen. 

137. 

"Sing unto the Lord, and praise His Name." 

1. T^HREE in One, and One in Three, 

J- Ruler of the earth and sea, 
Hear us, while we lift to Thee 
Holy chant and psalm. 

2. Light of lights ! with morning, shine : 
Lift onus Thy Light divine ; 

And let charity benign 

Breathe on us her balm. 

3. Light of lights ! when falls the even, 
Let it close on sin forgiven ; 

Fold us in the peace of heaven, 
Shed a holy calm. 



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GENERAL HYMNS. 



4. Three in One and One in Three, 
Dimly here we worship Thee ; 
With the saints hereafter we 

Hope to bear the palm. Amen. 



138. 

" Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, 
that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in 
time of need." 

1 "C* ATHER of heaven, Whose love profound 
-I A ransom for our souls hath found, 
Before Thy Throne we sinners bend, 
To us Thy pardoning love extend. 

2. Almighty Son, Incarnate Word, 

Our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord, 
Before Thy Throne we sinners bend, 
To us Thy saving grace extend. 

3. Eternal Spirit, by Whose breath 
The soul is raised from sin and death, 
Before Thy Throne we sinners bend, 
To us Thy quickening power extend. 

4. Thrice Holy ! Father, Spirit, Son ; 
Mysterious Godhead, Three in One; 
Before Thy Throne we sinners bend, 
Grace, pardon, life, to all extend. Amen. 



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139. 



" If I go not away the Comforter will not come unto you-j 
but if I depart I will send Him unto you." 

i. /^\UR blest Redeemer, ere He breathed 
V^/ His tender last farewell, 
A Guide, a Comforter, bequeathed 
With us to dwell. 

2. He came sweet influence to impart, 

A gracious willing Guest, 
While He can find one humble heart 
Wherein to rest. 

3. And His that gentle voice we hear, 

Soft as the breath of even, 
That checks each thought, that calms each fear, 
And speaks of heaven. 

4. And every virtue we possess, 

And every conquest won, 
And every thought of holiness 
Are His alone. 

5. Spirit of purity and grace, 

Our weakness, pitying, see : 
O make our hearts Thy dwelling-place, 
And worthier Thee. 

6. O praise the Father ; praise the Son ; 

Blest Spirit, praise to Thee ; 
All praise to God, the Three in One, 
The One in Three. Amen. 



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140. 

" Lord, remember me." 

1. f~\ THOU, from Whom all goodness flows, 
v_^ I lift my soul to Thee ; 

In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes, 
Good Lord, remember me. 

2. If on my aching burdened heart 

My sins lie heavily, 
Thy pardon grant, Thy peace impart : 
Good Lord, remember me. 

3. If trials sore obstruct my way, 

And ills I cannot flee, 
Then let my strength be as my day : 
Good Lord, remember me. 

4. If worn with pain, disease, and grief, 

This feeble frame should be, 
Grant patience, rest, and kind relief: 
Good Lord, remember me. 

5. And oh, when in the hour of death 

I bow to Thy decree, 
Jesu, receive my parting breath : 

Good Lord, remember me. Amen. 

.141. 

a Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." 
1. "D LEST are the pure in heart 
-U For they shall, see our God ; 
The secret of the Lord is theirs ; 
Their soul is Christ's abode. 



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2. The Lord, Who left the heavens 

Our life and peace to bring, 
To dwell in lowliness with men, 
Their Pattern and their King; 

3. He to the lowly soul 

Doth still Himself impart ; 
And for His dwelling and His throne 
Chooseth the pure in heart. 

4. Lord, we Thy presence seek ; 

May ours this blessing be ; 
Give us a pure and lowly heart, 
A temple meet for Thee. 

5. All glory, Lord, to Thee, 

Whom heaven and earth adore ; 
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
One God for evermore. Amen. 

142, 

K Here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to 
come." 

1. 13 RIEF life is here our portion; 
-U Brief sorrow, short-lived care; 
The life that knows no ending, 

The tearless life, is there, 

2. O happy retribution! 
Short toil, eternal rest : 

For mortals and for sinners 
A mansion with the blest. 



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GENERAL HYMNS. 



3. And now we fight the battle, 

But then shall wear the crown 
Of full and everlasting 
And passionless renown ; 

4. And now we watch and struggle, 

And now we live in hope, 
And Sion in her anguish 
With Babylon must cope ; 

5. But He Whom now we trust in 

Shall then be seen and known ; 

And they that know and see Him 

Shall have Him for their own. 

6. The morning shall awaken, 

The shadows shall decay, 
And each true-hearted servant 
Shall shine as doth the day ; 

7. There God, our King and Portion, 

In fulness of His Grace, 
Shall we behold for ever, 
And worship face to face. 

PART II. 

1. T^OR thee, O dear, dear Country* 
J- Mine eyes their vigils keep ; 
For very love, beholding 

Thy frappy name, they weep. 



GENERAL HYMNS. 

2. The mention of thy glory 

Is unction to the breast, 
And medicine in sickness, 
And love, and life, and rest. 

3. O one, O only Mansion ! 

O Paradise of Joy ! 
Where tears are ever banished, 
And smiles have no alloy ; 

4. The Lamb is all thy splendour ; 

The Crucified thy praise ; 
His laud and benediction 
Thy ransomed people raise. 

5. With jasper glow thy bulwarks, 

Thy streets with emeralds blaze, 
The sardius and the topaz 
Unite in thee their rays ; 

6. Thine ageless walls are bonded 

With amethyst unpriced ; 
The saints build r.p its fabric, 
And the corner-stone is Christ. 

7. Thou hast no shore, fair ocean ! 

Thou hast no time, bright day ! 
Dear fountain of refreshment 
To pilgrims far away ! 

8. Upon the Rock of Ages 

They raise thy holy tower ; 
Thine is the victor's laurel, 
And thine the golden dower. 



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146 



GENERAL HYMNS. 



PART III. 



i. JERUSALEM the golden ! 
J With milk 2nd honev blest; 
Beneath thy contemplation 
Sink heart and voice opprest. 

2. I know not, oh ! I know not 

What joys await us there ; 
What radiancy of glory, 

What bliss beyond compare. 

3. They stand, those halls of Sion, 

All jubilant with song, 
And bright with many an angel, 
And all the martyr throng : 

4. The Prince is ever in them, 

The daylight is serene ; 
The pastures of the blessed 
Are decked in glorious sheen. 

5. There is the throne of David ; 

And there, from care released, 
The shout of them that triumph, 
The song of them that feast ; 

6. And they, who with their Leader 

Have conquered in the fight, 
For ever and for ever 

Are clad in robes cf white. 



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The following may he sung at the end of each Part : 

1. f~\ SWEET and blessed country, 
V-/ The Home of God's elect ! 
O sweet and blessed country 

That eager hearts expect ! 

2. Jesu, in mercy bring us 

To that dear land of rest; 
Who art, with God the Father, 
And Spirit, ever blest. Amen. 

143. 

" The love of Christ which passeth knowledge." 

1. f~\ LOVE, how deep ! how broad ! how high* 
V-x It fills the heart with ecstacy, 

That God, the Son of God, should take 
Our mortal form for mortals' sake. 

2. He sent no angel to our race, 
Of higher or of lower place, 

But wore the robe of human frame 
Himself, and to this lost world cam-. 

j. Nor willed He only to appear ; 
His pleasure was to tarry here ; 
And GoD-and-Man with man would be 
The space of thirty years and three. 

4. For us He was baptized, and bore 
His holy fast, and hungered sore ; 
For us temptation sharp He knew; 
For us the tempter overthrew. 



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GENERAL HYMNS. 



5. For us He prayed, for us He taught, 
For us His daily works He wrought, 
By words, and signs, and actions, thus 
Still seeking not Himself, but us. 

6. For us to wicked men betrayed, 
Scourged, mocked, in purple robe arrayed, 
He bore the shameful Cross and death ; 
For us at length gave up His breath. 

7. For us He rose from death again, 
For us He went on high to reign, 
For us He sent His Spirit here 

To guide, to strengthen, and to cheer. 

8. To Him Whose boundless love has won 
' Salvation for us through His Son, 

To God the Father, glory be, 

Both now and through eternity. Amen. 

144. 

" I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not 
worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be 
revealed, in us." 

1. f~\ WHAT, if we are Christ's, • 
V^ Is earthly shame or loss ? 

Bright shall the crown of glory be 
When we have borne the Cross. 

2. Keen was the trial once, 
Bitter the cup of woe, 

When martyred saints, baptized in blood, 
Christ's sufferings shared below : 



GENERAL HYxMNS. 

3. Bright is their glory now, 
Boundless their joy above, 

Where on the bosom of their God 
They rest in perfect love. 

4. Lord, may that grace be ours, 
Like them in faith to bear 

All that of sorrow, grief, or pain 
May be our portion here : 

5. Enough if Thou at last 
The word of blessing give, 

And let us rest beneath Thy feet, 
Where saints and angels live. 

6. All glory, Lord, to Thee, 
Whom heaven and earth adore ; 

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
One God for evermore. Amen. 



145. 

"All Thy works praise Thee, O Lord.'*. 

1. HPHE strain upraise of joy and praise, 

1 Alleluia ! 

2. To the glory of their King 
Shall the ransomed people sing 

Alleluia ! 

3. And the choirs that dwell on high 
Shall re-echo through the sky 

Alleluia ! 



149 



150 



GENERAL HYMNS. 



4. They in the rest of Paradise who dwell, 
The blessed ones, with joy the chorus swell, 

Alleluia ! 

5. The planets beaming on their heavenly way, 
The shining constellations join, and say 

Alleluia ! 

6. Ye clouds that onward sweep, 
Ye winds on pinions light, 

Ye thunders, echoing loud and deep, 

Ye lightnings, wildly bright, 

In sweet consent unite your Alleluia 1 . 

7. Ye floods and ocean billows/ 
Ye storms and winter snow, 
Ye days of cloudless beauty, 
Hoar frost and summer glow, 
Ye groves that wave in spring 

And glorious forests, sing Alleluia ! 

8. First let the birds, with painted plumage gay, 
Exalt their great Creator's praise, and say 

Alleluia ! 

9. Then let the beasts of earth, with varying strain, 
Join in creation's hymn, and cry again 

Alleluia ! 

10. Here let the mountains thunder forth sonorous 

Alleluia ! 

There let the valleys sing in gentler chorus 

Alleluia ! 



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11. Thou jubilant abyss of ocean, cry Alleluia 
Ye tracts of earth and continents, reply 

Alleluia ! 

12. To God, Who all creation made, 

The frequent hymn be duly paid : Alleluia ! 

13. This is the strain, the eternal strain, the Lord 

Almighty loves : Alleluia ! 

This is the song, the heavenly song, that Christ 
the King approves : Alleluia ! 

14. Wherefore we sing, both heart and voice awak- 

ing, Alleluia ! 

And children's voices echo, answer making, 

Alleluia ! 

15. Now from all men be out-poured 
Alleluia to the Lord ; 

With Alleluia evermore 

The Son and Spirit we adore. 

16. Praise be done to the Three in One. 

Alleluia ! Alleluia ! Alleluia ! Amen. 

146. 

" Thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save Hii 
people from their sins." 

1. /CONQUERING kings their titles take 
^^ From the foes they captive make ; 
Jesus, by a nobler deed, 
From the thousands He hath freed. 



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GENERAL HYMNS. 



2. Yes; none other name is given 
Unto mortals under heaven, 
Which can make the dead arise, 
And exalt them to the skies. 

3. That which Christ so hardly wrought, 
That which He so dearly bought,. 
That salvation, mortals, say, 

Will ye madly cast away ? 

4. Rather gladly for that Name 
Bear the Cross, endure the shame ; 
Joyfully for Him to die 

Is not death, but victory. 

5. Jesu, Who dost condescend 

To be called the sinner's Friend, 
Hear us as to Thee we pray, 
Glorying in Thy Name to-day. 

6. Glory to the Father be, 
Glory, Holy Son, to Thee, 
Glory to the Holy Ghost, 

From the saints and angel-host. Amen* 

147. 

H l have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with 
loving-kindness have I drawn thee." 

1. T ESU, Thy mercies are untold 
J Through each returning day ; 
Thy love exceeds a thousandfold 
Whatever we can say : 



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2. That love which in Thy Passion drained 

For us Thy precious Blood : 
That love whereby the saints have gained 
The vision of their God. 

3. 'Tis Thou hast loved us from the womb, 
r Pure source of all our bliss, 

Our only hope of life to come, 
Our happiness in this. 

4. Lord, grant us while on earth we stay 

Thy love to feel and know ; 
And when from hence we pass away 
To us Thy glory show. Amen. 

148. 

"The communion of the Holy Ghost." 

1. r\ HOLY SPIRIT, Lord of grace 
Vjx Eternal fount of love, 
Inflame, we pray, our inmost hearts 
With fire from heaven above. 

2. As Thou in bond of love doth join 
The Father and the Son, 

So fill us all with mutual love, 
And knit our hearts in one. 

3. All glory to the Father be, 
All glory to the Son, 

All glory to the Holy Ghost, 
While endless ages run. Amen. 



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GENERAL HYMNS. 



149. 



" Thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, 
whose name is Holy : I dwell in the high and holy 
place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble 
spirit." 

i. TV/I" Y God, how wonderful Thou art, 
1VA Thy majesty how bright, 
How beautiful Thy mercy-seat, 
In depths of burning light. 

2. How dread are Thine eternal years, 

O everlasting Lord ; 
By prostrate spirits day and night 
Incessantly adored. 

3. How wonderful, how beautiful, 

The sight of Thee must be, 
Thine endless wisdom, boundless power, 
And awful purity. 

4. O how I fear Thee, Living God, 

With deepest, tenderest fears, 
And worship Thee with trembling hope, 
And penitential tears. 

5. Yet I may love Thee too, O Lord, 

Almighty as Thou art, 
For Thou hast stooped to ask of me 
The love of my poor heart. 

6. No earthly father loves like Thee, 

No mother, e'er so mild, 
Bears and forbears as Thou hast done 
With me Thv sinful child. 



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155 



7. Father of Jesus, love's reward, 
What rapture will it be, 
Prostrate before Thy throne to lie, 
And ever gaze on Thee ! Amen. 



150. 

" That rock was Christ." 

1. ~D OCK of ages, cleft for me, 
-L^-Let me hide myself in Thee; 
Let the Water and the Blood, 

From Thy wounded Side which flowed, 

Be of sin the double cure, 

Save from wrath and make me pure. 

2. Nothing in my hand I bring, 
Simply to Thy Cross I cling : 
Could my tears for ever flow, 
Could my zeal no languor know, 
All for sin could not atone, 
Thou must save and Thou alone. 

3. Whil-e I draw this fleeting breath, 
When mine eyelids close in death, 
When I rise to worlds unknown, 
See Thee on Thy judgment throne, 
Rock of ages, cleft for me, 

Let me hide mvself in Thee. Amen. 



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GENERAL HYMNS. 



151. 

" He ever liveth to make intercession for us.*' 

1. "\1[ THERE high the heavenly temple stands, 

V V The house of God not made with hands, 
A great High Priest our nature wears, 
The Guardian of mankind appears. 

2. He, Who for men their surety stood, 
And poured on earth His precious Blood, 
Pursues in heaven His mighty plan, 
The Saviour and the Friend of man. 

2. Jesus, Who suffered here below, 
Feels sympathy with human woe, 
And still Remembers, in the skies, 
His tears, His prayers, His agonies. 

3. In every pang that rends the heart 
The Man of sorrows had a part ; 
Touched with the feeling of our grief, 
He to the sufferer sends relief. 

4.. With boldness, therefore, at the Throne 
Let us make all our sorrows known, 
And ask the aid of heavenly power 
To help us in the evil hour. 

5. All praise to God the Father be, 
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee, 
Whom, with the Spirit, we adore 
For ever and for evermore. Amen.. 



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152. 



5 1, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto 
Me." 

1. T ESU, meek and lowly, 
J Saviour, pure and holy, 
On Thy love relying, 
Hear me humble crying. 

2. Prince of life and power, 
My salvation's Tower, 
On the Cross I view Thee 
Calling sinners to Thee. 

3. There behold me gazing 
At the sight amazing : 
Bending low before Thee, • 
Helpless I adore Thee. 

4. By Thy red wounds streaming, 
With Thy life-blood glelming, 
Blood for sinners flowing, 
Pardon free bestowing ; 

5. By that fount of blessing 
Thy dear love expressing, 
All my aching sadness 
Turn Thou into gladness. 

6. Lord in mercy guide me, 
Be Thou e'er beside me; 
In Thy ways direct me, 
'Neath Thy wings protect me. 

Amen. 



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153. 



" I will alway give thanks unto the Lord : His praise shall 
ever be in my mouth." 

1. HPHROUGH all the changing scenes of life, 

-L In trouble and in joy, 
The praises of my God shall still 
My heart and tongue employ. 

2. O magnify the Lord with me, 

With me exalt His Name ; 
When in distress to Him I called, 
He to my rescue came. 

3. The hosts of God encamp around 

The dwellings of the just ; 

Deliverance He affords to all , 

Who on His succour trust. 

4. O make but trial of His love, 

Experience will decide, 
How blessed are they, and only they, 
Who in His truth confide. 

5. Fear Him, ye saints, and ye will then 

Have nothing else to fear ; 
Make you His service your delight, 
Your wants shall be His care. 

6. To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

The God Whom we adore, 
Be glory, as it was, is now, 

And shall be evermore. Amen. 



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154. 

" From everlasting to everlasting Thou art God ! m 

1. TT AVE mercy on us, God most High, 
-L J. Who lift oar hearts to Thee, 
Have mercy on us worms of earth, 

Most Holy Trinity. 

2. Most ancient of all mysteries ! 

Before Thy Throne we lie ; 
Have mercy now, most merciful, 
Most Holy Trinity. 

3. When heaven and ea*th were yet unmade, 

When time was .yet unknown, 
Thou, in Thy bliss of majesty, 
Didst live and love alone. 

4. How wonderful creation is, 

The work that Thou didst bless ; 
And oh, what then must Thou be like, 
Eternal Loveliness ! 

5. Most ancient of all mysteries ! 

Low at Thy Throne we lie ; 
Have mercy now, most merciful, 
Most Holy Trinity. Amen. 

155. 

" And He shewed me a pure river of water of Life, clear as 
crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the 
Lamb." 
1. A LIVING stream, as crystal clear, 
-^*- Welling from out the Throne 
Of Goo and of the Lamb on high, 
The Lord to man hath shewn. 



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GENERAL HYMNS. 



2. This stream doth water paradise, 

It makes the angels sing : 
One precious drop within the heart 
Is of all joy the spring : 

3. Joy past all speech, of glory full, 

But stored where none may know, 
As manna hid in dewy heaven, 
As pearls in ocean low. 

4. Eye hath not seen, hor ear hath heard, 

Nor to man's heart hath come 

What for those loving Thee in truth 

Thou hast in love's own home. 



5. But by His Spirit He to us 

The secret doth reveal ; 
Faith sees and hears : but O for wings 
To touch, and taste, and feel : 

6. Wings like a dove, to waft us on 

High o'er the flood of sin ! 
Lord of .the Ark, put forth Thine hand 
And take Thy wanderers in. 

7. O praise the Father ; praise the Son, 

The Lamb for sinners given ; 
And Holy Ghost, through Whom alone 
Our hearts are raised to heaven. Amen, 



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156. 



'O 



"Praise the Lord, O my soul : O Lord my God, Thou art 
become exceeding glorious ; Thou art clothed with 
majesty and honour.'" 

WORSHIP the King 
All glorious above ; 
O gratefully sing 

His power and His love ; 
Our Shield and Defender, 

The Ancient of days, 
Pavilioned in splendour, 
And girded with praise. 

O tell of His might, 

O sing of His grace, 
Whose robe is the light, 

Whose canopy space ; 
His chariots of wrath 

The thunder clouds form, 
And dark is His path 

On the wings of the storm. 

Frail children of dust, 

And feeble as frail, 
In Thee do we trust, 

Nor find Thee to fail. 
Thy mercies how tender ! 

How firm to the end ! 
Our Maker, Defender, 

Redeemer, and Friend. 



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, O measureless Might, 

Ineffable Love : 
While angels delight 

To hymn Thee above, 
Thy ransomed creation, 

Though feeble their lays, 
With true adoration 

Shall sing to Thy praise. Amen. 



'J 



157. 

"Thy Name is as ointment poured forth." 

ESU, the very thought of Thee 
With sweetness fills the breast ; 
But sweeter far Thy Face to see, 
And in Thy presence rest. 



2. No voice can sing, no heart can frame, 

Nor can the memory find 
A sweeter sound than Jesu's Name, 
The Saviour of mankind. 

3. O Hope of every contrite heart, 

O Joy of all the meek, 
To those who fall how kind Thou art, 
How good to those who seek ! 

4. But what to those who find ? Ah ! this 

Nor tongue nor pen can show; 
The love of Jesus, what it is 
None but His loved ones know. 






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5. Jesu, our only Joy be Thou, 
As Thou our Prize wilt be ; 
In Thee be all our glory now, 
And through eternity. 



PART II. 

1. f~\ JESU, King most wonderful, 
V-/ Thou Conqueror renowned, 
Thou Sweetness most ineffable, 

In Whom all joys are found ! 

2. When once Thou visitest the heart, 

• Then truth begins to shine, 
Then earthly vanities depart, 
Then kindles love divine. 

3. O Jesu, Light of all below, 

Thou Fount of living Ere, 
Surpassing all the joys we know, 
And all we can desire ; 

4. Jesu, may all confess Thy Name, 

Thy wondrous love auore ; 
And, seeking Thee, themselves inflame 
To seek Thee more and more. 

5. Thee, Jesu, may our voices bless; 

Thee may we love alone ; 
And ever in our lives express 
The image of Thine Own. 



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PART III. 



1. r\ JESU, Thou the Beauty art 
V-/ Of angel-worlds above ; 
Thy Name is music to the heart, 

Inflaming it with love. 

2. Celestial sweetness unalloyed ! 

Who eat Thee, hunger still ; 
Who drink of Thee still feel a void, 
Which naught but Thou can fill. 

3. O most sweet Jesu, hear the sighs 

Which unto Thee we send ; 
To Thee our inmost spirit cries, 
To Thee our prayers ascend. 

4. Abide with us, and let Thy Light 

Shine, Lord, on every heart ; 
Dispel the darkness of our night, 
And joy to all impart. 

5. Jesu, our Love and Joy, to Thee, 

The virgin's Holy Son, 
All might and praise and glory be 
While endless ages run. Amen. 

158. 

w Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and 
I will give you rest." 

1. A LL ye who seek for sure relief 
-**- In trouble and distress, 
Whatever sorrow vex the mind, 
Or guilt the soul oppress : 



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2. Jesus., Who gave Himself for you, 

Upon the Cross to die, 
Opens to you His sacred Heart : 
Oh, to that Heart draw nigh. 

3. Ye hear how kindly He invites; 

Ye hear His words so blest ; 
"All ye that labour, come to Me, 
And I will give you rest." 

4. O Jesus, Joy of saints on high, 

Thou Hope of sinners here, 

Attracted by those loving words 

To Thee I lift my prayer. 

5. Wash Thou my wounds in that dear Blood 

Which forth from Thee doth flow ; 
New grace, new hope inspire ; a new 
And better heart bestow. Amen. 

159. 

" I go to prepare a place for you." 

1. f~\ CHRIST, Who dost prepare a place 
V-/ For us around Thy throne of grace, 
We pray Thee, lift our hearts above, 
And draw them with the cords of love, 

2. Source of all good, Thou, gracious Lord, 
Art our exceeding great reward ; 

How transient is our present pain ] 
How boundless our eternal gain ! 



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3. With open face and joyful heart 

We then shall see Thee as Thou art ; 
Our love shall never cease to glow, 
Our praise shall never cease to flow. 

4. Thy never-failing grace to prove, 
A surety of Thine endless love, 
Send down Thy Holy Ghost, to be 
The raiser of our souls to Thee. 

5. O future Judge, Eternal Lord, 
Thy name be hallowed and adored ; 
Whom with the Father we adore 

And Holy Ghost for evermore. Amen. 

160. 

** When I laid the foundations of the earth. . . .when the 
morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God 
shouted for joy." 

1. CONGS of praise the angels sang, 
^-5 Heaven with Alleluias rang, 
When creation was begun, 

When God spake and it was done. 

2. Songs of praise awoke the morn 
When the Prince of Peace was born ; 
Songs of praise arose when He 
Captive led captivity. 

3. Heaven and earth must pass away, 
Songs of praise shall crown that day ; 
God will make new heaven and earth, 
Songs of praise shall hail their birth. 



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4. And will man alone be dumb 
Till that glorious kingdom come ? 
No, the Church delights to raise 
Psalms and hymns and songs of praise. 

5. Saints below, with heart and voice, 
Still in songs of praise rejoice : 
Learning here," by faith and love, 
Songs of praise to sing above. 

6. Hymns of glory, songs of praise, 
Father, unto Thee we raise, 
Jesu, glory unto Thee, 

With the Spirit, ever be. Amen. 

161. 

" O how amiable are Thy dwellings : Thou Lord of Hosts.' 

1. /^\ GOD of Hosts, the mighty Lord, 
^^ How lovely is the place, 

Where Thou, enthroned in glory, shew'st 
The brightness of Thy face. 

2. My longing soul faints with desire 

To view Thy blest abode ; 
My panting heart and flesh cry out 
For Thee the living God. 

3. For in Thy Courts one single day 

J Tis better to attend, 
Than, Lord, in any place besides 
A thousand days to spend. 



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4. O Lord of Hosts, my King and God, 

How highly blest are they, 
Who in Thy temple always dwell, 
And there Thy praise display ! 

5. To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

The God Whom we adore, 
Be glory, as it was, is now; 

And shall be evermore. . Amen. 



162. 

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the 
Life." 

1. HpHOU art the Way; by Thee alone 

-L From sin and death we flee ; 

And he who would the Father seek 

Must seek Him, Lord, by Thee. 

2. Thou art the Truth ; Thy word alone 

True wisdom can impart ; 
Thou only canst inform the mind, 
And purify the heart. 

3. Thou art the Life ; the rending tomb 

Proclaims Thy conquering arm ; 
And those who put their trust in Thee 
Nor death nor hell shall harm. 

4. Thou art the Way, the Truth, the Life, 

Grant us that Way to know, 
That Truth to keep, that Life to win, 
Whose joys eternal flow. Amen, 



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163. 

* Surely He hath borne cur griefs and carried our sorrows. 1 

1. "\ 7[ THEN our heads are bowed with woe, 

* V When our bitter tears o'erflow, 
When we mourn the lost, the dear, 
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear. 

2. Thou our throbbing flesh hast worn, 
Thou our mortal griefs hast borne, 
Thou hast shed the human tear; 
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear. 

3. When the solemn death-bell tolls 
For our own departing souls ; 
When our final doom is near, 
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear. 

4. Thou hast bowed the dying head, 
Thou the blood of Life hast shed, 
Thou hast filled a mortal bier ; 
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear. 

5. When the heart is sad within 
With the thought of all its sin ; 
When the spirit shrinks with fear, 
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear. 

6. Thou the shame, the grief, hast known, 
Though the sins were not Thine own ; 
Thou hast deigned their load to bear ; 

* Jesu, Son of Mary, hear. Amen. 



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164. 



u Lord, I have loved the habitation of Thy house 5 and the 
place where Thine honour dwelleth." 

1. "\ \ TE love the place, O God, 

V V Wherein Thine honour dwells ; 
The joy of Thine abode 
All earthly joy excels. 

2. It is the House of prayer, 
Wherein Thy servants meet ; 
And Thou, O Lord, art there 
Thy chosen flock to greet. 

3. We love the sacred Font ; 
For there the Holy Dove 
To pour is ever wont 
His blessing from above. 

4. We love Thine Altar, Lord ; 
Oh what on earth so dear ? 
For there, in faith adored, 
We find Thy Presence near. 

5. We love the Word of Life, 
The Word that tells of peace, 
Of comfort in the strife, 
And joys that never cease. 

6. We love to sing below 
For mercies freely given ; 
But oh ! we long to know 

The triumph-song of heaven. • 



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171. 



7. Lord Jesus, give us grace 
On earth to love Thee more, 
In heaven to see Thy Face, 
And with Thy saints adore: Amen. 

165. 

" If any will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take 
up his cross and follow Me." 

1. k I A AKE up thy cross, the Saviour said, 

-L If thou would'st My disciple be; 
Deny thyself, the world forsake, 
And humbly follow after Me. 

2. Take up thy cross ; let not its weight 
Fill thy weak spirit with alarm ; 

His strength shall bear thy spirit up, 
And brace thy heart, and nerve thine arm. 

3. Take up thy cross, nor heed the shame ; 
Nor let thy foolish pride rebel : 

Thy Lord for thee the Cross endured, 
To save thy soul from death and hell. 

4. Take up thy cross then in His strength, 
And calmly every danger brave ; 
'Twill guide thee to a better home, 
And lead to victory o'er the grave. 

5. Take up thy Cross and follow Christ, 
Nor think till death to lay it down ; ■ 
For only he, who bears the cross, 

May hope to wear the glorious crown. 



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6. To Thee, great Lord, the One in Three, 
All praise for evermore ascend ; 
O grant us in our home to see 
The heavenly life that knows no end. 

Amen. 

166. 

" Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins o> 
the world." 

1. TOEHOLD the Lamb of God! 
■U O Thou for sinners slain, 

Let it not be in vain 

That Thou hast died : 
Thee for my Saviour let me take, 
My only refuge let me make 

Thy pierced Side. 

2. Behold the Lamb of God ! 
Into the sacred flood 

Of Thy most precious Blood 

My soul I cast : 
Wash me and make me clean within, 
And keep me pure from every sin, 

Till life be past. 

3. Behold the Lamb of God ! 
. All hail, Incarnate Word, 

Thou everlasting Lord, 

Saviour most blest ; 
Fill us with love that never faints, 
Grant us with all Thy blessed Saints 

Eternal rest. 



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Behold the Lamb of God ! 
Worthy is He alone, 
That sitteth on the throne 

Of God above : 
One with the Ancient of all days, 
One with the Comforter in praise, 
All Light and Love. Amen. 



167. 

" The things which are seen are temporal ; but the things 
which are not seen are eternal." 

1. ' I ^HE roseate hues of early dawn, 

A The brightness of the day, 
The crimson of the sunset sky, 

How fast they fade away ! 
Oh, for the pearly gates of heaven, 

Oh, for the golden floor, 
Oh, for the Sun of Righteousness. 

That setteth nevermore ! 

2. The highest hopes we cherish here, 

How fast they tire and faint; 
How many a spot defiles the robe 

That wraps an earthly saint ! 
Oh, for a heart that never sins, 

Oh, for a soul washed white, 
Oh, for a voice to praise our King, 

Nor weary day nor night. 



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GENERAL HYMNS. 

Here faith is ours, and heavenly hope, 

And grace to lead us higher ; 
But there are perfectness, and peace, 

Beyond our best desire. 
Oh, by Thy love, and anguish, Lord, 

And by Thy life laid down, 
Grant that we fall not from Thy grace, 

Nor cast away our crown. Amen. 



T< 



168. 

w There is none other Name under heaven given among 
men, whereby we must be saved." 

^O the Name of our Salvation 
Laud and honour let us pay ; 
Which for many a generation 

Hid in God's foreknowledge lay, 
But with holy exultation 

We may sing aloud to-day. 

2. Jesus is the Name we treasure ; 
Name beyond what words can tell ; 

Name of gladness, Name of pleasure, 

Ear and heart delighting well ; 
Name of sweetness, passing measure, 

Saving us from sin and hell. 

3. 'Tis the Name for adoration, 
Name for songs of victory, 

Name for holy meditation 

In this vale of misery, 
Name for joyful veneration 

By the citizens on high. 



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4. 'Tis the Name that whoso preacheth 

Speaks like music to the ear ; 
Who in prayer this Name beseecheth 

Sweetest comfort findeth near; 
Who its perfect wisdom reacheth 

Heavenly joy possesseth here. 

5. Jesus is the Name exalted 

Over every other name ; 
In this Name, whene'er assaulted, 

We can put our foes to shame ; 
Strength to them who else had halted, 

Eyes to blind, and feet to lame. 

6. Therefore we in love adoring * 

This most blessed Name revere; 
Holy Jesu, Thee imploring 

So to write it in us here, 
That hereafter heavenward soaring 

We may sing with angels there. Amen. 



169. 

" Of Whom the whole family in heaven and earth is 
named." 

1. T ET saints on earth in concert sing 
■1— ' With those whose work is done ; 
For all the servants of our King 
In heaven and earth are one. 



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2. One family, we dwell in Him, 

One Church, above, beneath ; 
Though now divided by the stream, 
The narrow stream of death. 

3. One army of the Living God, 

To His command we bow ; 
Part of the host have crossed the flood, 
And part are crossing now. 

4. E'en now to their eternal home 

There pass some spirits blest ; 
While others to the margin come, 
Waiting their call to rest. 

5. Jesu, be Thou 6ur constant Guide ; 

Then, when the word is given, 
Bid Jordan's narrow stream divide, 

And bring us safe to heaven. Ameru 

170. 

" Thy will be done/* 

MY God, my Father, while I stray, 
Far from my home, in life's rough way, 
O teach me from my heart to say 

" Thy will be done." 

, Though dark my path, and sad my lot, 
Let me be still and murmur not, 
Or breathe the prayer divinely taught, 
"Thy will be done." 



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3. What though in lonely grief I sigh 
For friends beloved no longer nigh, 
Submissive would I still reply, 

" Thy will be done." 

4. If Thou shouldst call me to resign 
What most I prize, it ne'er was mine ; 
I only yield Thee what is Thine ; 

"Thy will be done." 

5. Let but my fainting heart be blest 
With Thy sweet Spirit for its guest, 
My God, to Thee I leave the rest ; 

" Thy will be done." 

6. Renew my will from day to day, 
Blend it with Thine, and take away 
All that now makes it hard to say, 

"Thy will be done." Amen, 



o 



171. 

" God is Love." 
LOVE, Who formedst me to wear 



The image of Thy Godhead here; 
Who soughtest me with tender care 

Thro* all my wanderings wild and drear ; 
O Love, I give myself to Thee, 
Thine ever, only Thine to be. 



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O Love, Who e'er life's earliest dawn 
On me Thy choice hast gently laid ; 

O Love, Who here as Man wast born, 
And wholly like to us wast made ; 

O Love, I give myself to Thee, 

Thine ever, only Thine to be. 



O Love, Who once in time wast slain, 

Pierced through and through with bitter woe ; 

O Love,- Who wrestling thus didst gain 
That we eternal joy might know; 

O Love, I give myself to Thee, 

Thine ever, only Thine to be. 



, O Love, Who lovest me for aye, 
Who for my soul dost ever plead ; 
O Love, Who didst my ransom- pay, 

Whose power sufficeth in my stead ; 
O Love, I give myself to Thee, 
Thine ever, only Thine to be. 



5. O Love, Who once shalt bid me rise 
From out this dying life of ours ; 
O Love, Who once o'er yonder skies 
Shalt set me in the fadeless bowers ; 
O Love, I give myself to Thee, 
Thine ever, only Thine to be. Amen. 



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172. 



Hos; 
He 



" Hosanna in the highest.'* 

OSANNA to the living Lord ! 
osanna to the Incarnate Word ! 
To Christ, Creator, Saviour, King, 
Let earth, let heaven hosanna sing. 
Hosanna in the highest ! 

2. O Saviour, with protecting care 
Abide in this Thy house of prayer, 
Where we Thy parting promise claim 
Assembled in Thy sacred Name. 

Hosanna in the highest ! 

3. But chiefest, in our cleansed breast 
Bid Thine eternal Spirit rest ; 
And make our secret soul to be 
A temple pure, and worthy Thee. 

Hosanna in the highest ! 

4. To God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, Three in One, 
Be honour, praise, and glory given 
By all on earth and all in heaven. 

Hosanna in the highest ! Amen. 

173. 

" As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the 
sons of God." 

1. /^OME, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove, 
^ — With light and comfort from above ; 
Be Thou our Guardian, Thou our Guide, 
O'er every thought and step preside. 



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2. The light of truth to us display, 

And make us know and choose Thy way ; 

Plant holy fear in every heart, 

That we from Thee may ne'er depart. 

3. Lead us to Christ, the living Way, 
Nor let us from His precepts stray ; 
Lead us to holiness, the road 

That we must take to dwell with God. 



4. Lead us to heaven, that we may share 
Fulness of joy for ever there : 
Lead us to God, our final rest, 
To be with Him for ever blest. Amen. 



174. 

" O praise the Lord of heaven j praise Him in the 
height. " 

PRAISE the Lord ! ye heavens, adore Him, 
Praise Him, angels, in the height : 
Sun and moon, rejoice before Him, 

Praise Him, all ye stars and light : 
Praise the Lord ! for He hath spoken, 

Worlds His mighty voice obeyed ; 
Laws, which never shall be broken, 
For their guidance He hath made. 



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Praise the Lord ! for He is glorious ; 

Never shall His promise fail ; 
God hath made His saints victorious, 

Sin and death shall not prevail. 
Praise the God of our salvation ; 

Hosts on high, His power proclaim ; 
Heaven and earth, and all creation, 

Laud and magnify His Name ! Amen. 



175. 

" Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life. 1 

1. /^FT in danger, oft in woe, 

V->^ Onward, Christians, onward go : 
Bear the toil, maintain the strife, 
Strengthened with the Bread of Life. 

2. Let not sorrow dim your eye, 
Soon shall every tear be dry ; 
Let not fear your course impede, 
Great your strength, if great your need- 

3. Let your drooping hearts be glad ; 
March in heavenly armour clad ; 
Fight, nor think the battle long, 
Soon shall victory wake your song. 

4. Onward then to glory move ; 

More than conquerors ye shall prove ; 
Though opposed by many a foe, 
Christian soldiers, onward go ! 



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5. Hymns. of glory and of praise, 
Father, unto Thee we raise : 
Holy Jesus, praise to Thee, 
With the Spirit, ever be. Amen. 



176. 

"My soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh also longeth after 
Thee 5 in a barren and dry land where no water is." 

1. "jCMR from my heavenly home, 
A Far from my Father's breast, 
Fainting I cry, blest Spirit, come, 
And speed me to my rest. 

2. My spirit homeward turns, 

And fain would thither flee ; 
My heart, O Sion, droops and yearns, 

When I remember thee. 



3. To thee, to thee I press, 
A dark and toilsome road ; 

When shall I pass the wilderness, 
And reach the saints' abode ? 

4. God of my life, be near, 
On Thee my hopes I cast, 

O guide me through the desert here, 
And bring me home at last. Amen. 



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177. 



" Thou art a place to hide me in." 

1. JESU, grant me this, I pray, 
J Ever in Thy Heart to stay ; 
Let me evermore abide 
Hidden in Thy wounded Side. 

2. If the evil one prepare, 

Or the world, a tempting snare, 

I am safe when I abide 

In Thy Heart and wounded Side. 

3. If the flesh, more dangerous still, 
Tempt my soul to deeds of ill, 
Naught I fear when I abide 

In Thy Heart and wounded Side. 

4. Death will come one day to me ; 
Jesu, cast me not from Thee : 
Dying let me still abide 

In Thy Heart and wounded Side. Amen. 

178. 

"Whom have I in heaven but Thee ; and there is none upon 
earth that I desire in comparison of Thee." 

1. T ESU, my Lord, my God, my all, 
J Hear me, blest Saviour, when I call ; 
Hear me, and from Thy dwelling-place 
Pour down the riches of Thy grace ; 
Jesu, my Lord, I Thee adore, 
O make me love Thee more and more. 



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2. Jesu, too late I Thee have sought, 
How can I love Thee as I ought ? 
And how extol Thy matchless fame, 
The glorious beauty of Thy name ? 

Jesu, my Lord, I Thee adore, 

O make me love Thee more and more. 

3. Jesu, what didst Thou find in me, 
That Thou hast dealt so lovingly ? 

How great the joy that Thou hast brought, 

So far exceeding hope of thought ; 
Jesu, my Lord, I Thee adore, 
O make me love Thee more and more. 

4. Jesu, of Thee shall be my song, 

To Thee my heart and soul belong ; 
All that I have or am is Thine, 
And Thou, blest Saviour, Thou art mine. 
Jesu, my Lord, I Thee adore, 
O make me love Thee more and more. 

Amen. 

179. 

M A Man shall be as an hiding place from the wind and a 
covert from the tempest." 

ESU, Lover of my soul, 
Let me to Thy Bosom fly, 
While the gathering waters roll, 

While the tempest still is high : 
Hide me, O my Saviour, hide, 

Till the storm of life be past; 
Safe into the haven guide, 

O receive my soul at last. 



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GENERAL HYMNS. 

2. Other refuge have I none ; 

Hangs my helpless soul on Thee : 
Leave, ah ! leave me not alone, 

Still support and comfort me. 
All my trust on Thee is stayed, 

All my help from Thee I bring; 
Cover my defenceless head 

With the shadow of Thy wing. 

3. Plenteous grace with Thee is found, 

Grace to cleanse from every sin; 
Let the healing streams abound, 

Make and keep me pure within : 
Thou of Life the Fountain art, 

Freely let me take of Thee ; 
Spring Thou up within my heart, 

Rise to all eternity. Amen. 

180. 

u When shall I come to appear before the presence of 
God r 

1. T ERUSALEM, my happy home, 
J Name ever dear to me, 
When shall my labours have an end ? 

Thy joys when shall I see? 

2. When shall these eyes Thy heaven- built walls 

And pearly gates behold ? 
Thy bulwarks, with salvation strong, 
And streets of shining gold ? 



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3. Apostles, Martyrs, Prophets, there 

Around my Saviour stand ; 

And all I love in Christ below 

Will join the glorious band. 

4. Jerusalem, my happy home, 

When shall I come to thee ? 
When shall my labours have an end ? 
Thy joys when shall I see ? 

5. O Christ, do Thou my soul prepare 

For that bright home of love ; 
That I may see Thee and adore, 

With all Thy saints above. Amen, 

181. 

" Put on the whole armour of God." 

U C OLDIERS of Christ, arise, 
%v -^And put your armour on, 

Strong in the strength which God supplies 
Through His Eternal Son. 

2. Strong in the Lord of Hosts, 
And in His mighty power ; 

Who in the strength of Jesus trusts 
Is more than conqueror. 

3. Stand then in His great might, 
With all His strength endued; 

And take, to arm you for the fight, 
The panoply of God. 



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4. From strength to strength go on, 
Wrestle, and fight, and pray ; 

Tread all the powers of darkness down, 
And win the well-fought day : 

5. That having all things done, 
And all your conflicts past, 

Ye may obtain, through Christ alone, 
A crown of joy at last. 

6. Jesu, Eternal Son, 

We praise Thee and adore, 
Who art with God the Father One 
And Spirit evermore. Amen. 

182. 

" There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.*' 

1. HTHERE is a blessed Home 

-L Beyond this land of woe, 
Where trials never come, 
Nor tears of sorrow flow ; 
Where faith is lost in sight, 
And patient hope is crowned, 
And everlasting light 
Its glory throws around. 

2. There is a land of peace, 
Good angels know it well ; 
Glad songs that never cease 
Within its portals swell ; 
Around its glorious Throne 
Ten thousand saints adore 
Christ, with the Father One 
And Spirit, evermore. 



lo8 GENERAL HYMNS. 

3. O joy all joys beyond, 

To see the Lamb Who died, 
And count each sacred Wound 
In Hands, and Feet, and Side; 
To give to Him the praise 
Of every triumph won, 
And sing through endless days 
The great things He hath done. 

4. Look up ye saints of God, 
Nor fear to tread below 
The path your Saviour trod 
Of daily toil and woe ; 
Wait but a little while 

In uncomplaining love, 

His own most gracious smile 

Shall welcome you above. Amen. 

183. 

•* Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." 

1. T ORD, as to Thy dear Cross we flee 
J — ' And plead to be forgiven, 

So let Thy life our pattern be, 
And form our souls for heaven. 

2. Help us, through good report and ill, 

Our daily cross to bear ; 
Like Thee, to do our Father's will, 
Our brethren's griefs to share. 

3. Let grace our selfishness expel, 

Our earthliness refine ; 
And kindness in our bosoms dwell, 
As free and true as Thine. 



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4, If joy shall at Thy bidding fly, 

And grief's dark day come on, - 
We in our turn would meekly cry, 
"Father, Thy will be done.'* 

5. Kept peaceful in the midst of strife, 

Forgiving and forgiven, 
O may we lead the pilgrim's life, 

And follow Thee to heaven. Amen. 

184. 

M Blessed are those servants whom the Lord when He 

cometh shall find watching." 

1. "X/E servants of the Lord, 

■*■ Each in his office, wait, 
Observant of His heavenly word, 
And watchful at His gate. 

2. Let all your lamps be bright, 
And trim the golden flame; 

Gird up your loins as in His sight, 
For awful is His Name. 

3. Watch ! 'tis your Lord's command, 
And while we speak He's near ; 

Mark the first signal of His hand, 
And ready all appear. 

4. O happy servant he, 

In such a posture found ; 
He shall his Lord with rapture see, 
And be with honour crowned. 



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5. Christ shall the banquet spread 
With His own royal Hand, 

And raise that faithful servant's head 
Amid his angel-band. 

6. All glory, Lord, to Thee, 
Whom heaven and earth adore ; 

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
One God for evermore. Amen. 



185. 

" Unto you which believe, He is precious.** 

1. T TOW sweet the Name of Jesus sounds 
J- -»- In a believer's ear ! 

It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, 
And drives away his fear. 

2. It makes the wounded spirit whole, 

And calms the troubled breast ; 
"Tis manna to the hungry soul, 
And to the weary rest. 

3. Dear Name ! the rock on which I build, 

My shield and hiding-place, 
My never-failing treasury, filled 
With boundless stores of grace. 

4. Jesus ! my Shepherd, Husband, Friend, 

My Prophet, Priest, and King, 
My Lord, my Life, my Way, mine End, 
Accept the praise I bring. 



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5. Weak is the effort of my heart, 

And cold my warmest thought ; 
But when I see Thee as Thou art 
I'll praise Thee as I ought. 

6. Till then I would Thy love proclaim 

With every fleeting breath ; 
And may the music of Thy Name 
Refresh my soul in death. Amen. 

186. 

"Casting all your care upon Him j for He careth for you,* 

1. f~\ LORD, how happy should we be 
v^/ff we ct>uld cast our care on Thee, 

If we from self could rest ; 
And feel at heart that One above 
In perfect wisdom, perfect love, 
Is working for the best. 

2. How far from this our daily life, 
How oft disturbed by anxious strife, 

• By sudden wild alarms ; 
Oh, could we but relinquish all 
Our earthly props, and simply fall 
On Thine Almighty arms ! 

3. Could we but kneel and cast our load, 
E'en while we pray, upon our Goix, 

Then rise with lightened cheer ; 
Sure that the Father, Who is nigh 
To still the famished raven's cry, 

Will hear in that we fear. 



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4. We cannot trust Him as we should ; 
So chafes weak nature's restless mood 

To cast its peace away ; 
But birds and flowerets round us preach, 
• All, all the present evil teach 
Sufficient for the day. 

5. Lord, make these faithless hearts of ours 
Such lessons learn from birds and flowers ; 

Make them from self to cease, 
Leave all things to a Father's will 
And taste, before Him lying still, 

E'en in affliction peace. Amen. 

187. 

"Lord, help me." 

1. f^\ HELP us, Lord; each hour of need 
V-^ Thy heavenly succour give ; 

Help us in thought, and word, and deed, 
Each hour on earth we live. 

2. O help us when our spirits bleed 

With contrite anguish sore ; 
And when our hearts are cold and dead, 
O help us, Lord, the more. 

3. O help us through the prayer of faith 

More firmly to believe ; 
For still the more the servant hath, 
The more shall he receive. 



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4. O help us, Jesu, from on high ; 
We know no help but Thee ; 
O help us so to live and die 

As Thine in heaven to be. Amen. 

188. 

" Behold, how good and joyful a thing it Is, brethren, to 
dwell together in unity." 

1. f\ LORD, how joyful 'tis to see 

^-^ The brethren join in love to Thee ; 
On Thee alone their heart relies, 
Their only strength Thy grace supplies. 

2. How sweet, within Thy holy place, 
With one accord to sing Thy grace, 
Besieging Thine attentive ear 
With all the force of fervent prayer. 

3. O may we love the House of God, 
Of peace and joy the blest abode; 
O may no angry strife destroy 
That sacred peace, that holy joy. 

4. The world without may rage, but we 
Will only cling more close to Thee, 
With hearts to Thee more wholly given, 
More weaned from earth, more fixed on heaven. 

5. Lord, shower upon us from above 
The sacred gift of mutual love ; 
Each other's wants may we supply, 

And reign together in the sky. Amen. 



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189. 

" Lord, save us. 1 * 

1. T ESU, meek and gentle, 
J Son of God most high, 
Pitying, loving Saviour, 
Hear Thy children's cry. 

2. Pardon our offences, 
Loose our captive chains, 
Break down every idol 
Which our soul detains. 



3. Give us holy freedom, 
Fill our hearts with love ; 
Draw us, Holy Jesus, 
To the realms above. 



4. Lead us on our journey, 
Be Thyself the Way 
Through terrestrial darkness 
To celestial day. 

5. Jesu, meek and gentle, 
Son of God most high, 
Pitying, loving Saviour, 

Hear Thy children's cry. Amen. 



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190. 






"Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh 
for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of 
glory." 

1. f\ LET him, whose sorrow 
v.^ No relief can find, 
Trust in God, and borrow 

Ease for heart and mind. 

2. Where the mourner weeping 

Sheds the secret tear, 
God His watch is keeping 
Though none else is near. 

3. God will never leave thee, 

All thy wants He knows, 
Feels the pains that grieve thee, 
Sees thy cares and woes. 

4. Raise thine eyes to heaven 

When thy spirits quail, 

When, by tempests driven, 

Heart and courage fail. 

5. When in grief we languish, 

He will dry the tear, 
Who His children's anguish 
Soothes with succour near. 

6. All our woe and sadness 

In this world below 
Balance not the gladness 
We in heaven shall know. 



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7. Jesu, Holy Saviour, 
In the realms above 
Crown us with Thy favour, 

Fill us with Thy love. Amen. 

191. 

" Where I am there shall also My servant be.** 

1. /^*HRIST will gather in His own 
^— ' To the place where He is gone, 
Where their heart and treasure lie, 
Where our life is hid on high. 

2. Day by day the Voice saith, " Come, 
Enter thine eternal home ;" 
Asking not if we can spare 

This dear soul it summons there. 

3. Had He asked us, well we know 
We should cry, Oh spare this blow ! 
Yes, with streaming tears should pray, 
" Lord we love him, let him stay." 

4. But the Lord doth naught amiss, 
And, since He hath ordered this, 
We have naught to do but still 
Rest in silence on His will. 

5. Many a heart no longer here 
Ah ! was all too inly dear ; 

Yet, O Love, 'tis Thou dost call, 
Thou wilt be our All in all. Amen. 



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192. 



K What I do thou knowest not now ; but thou shalt know 
hereafter." 

l. /^* OD moves in a mysterious way 
^J" His wonders to perform ; 
He plants His footsteps in the sea, 
And rides upon the storm. 



2. Deep in unfathomable mines 

Of never-failing skill 
He treasures up His bright designs, 
And works His sovereign will. 

3. Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take ; 

The clouds ye so much dread 

Are big with mercy, and shall break 

In blessings on your head. « 

4. Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, 

But trust Him for His grace : 
Behind a frowning providence 
He hides a smiling face. 

5. Blind unbelief is sure to err, 

And scan His work in vain ; 
God is His own interpreter, 

And He will make it plain. Amen. 



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1931 



" Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and 
riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and 
glory, and blessing !" 

1. T^ROM highest heaven th' Eternal Son, 
J- With God the Father ever One, 

Came down to suffer, and to die; 
For love of sinful man He bore 
Our human griefs and troubles sore, 

Our load of guilt and misery. 

2. Sing out, ye saints of God, and praise 
The Lamb Who died, His flock to raise 

From sin and everlasting woe ; 
With angels round the throne above 
O tell the wonders of His love, 

The joys that from His mercy flow. 

3. In darkest shades of night we lay 
Without a beam to guide our way, 

Or hope of aught beyond the grave ; 
But He hath brought us life and light, 
And opened heaven to our sight, 

And lives for ever strong to save. 

4. Rejoice, ye saints of God, rejoice; 
Sing out, and praise with cheerful voice 

The Lamb Whom heaven and earth adore. 
To Him Who gave His Only Son, 
To God the Spirit with Them One, 

Be praise and glory evermore. Amen. 



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194. 

** Sing unto the Lord, and praise His Name." 

1. T ET every heart exulting beat 

-L' With joy at Jesu's Name of bliss; 
With every pure delight replete 
And passing sweet its music is. 

2. Jesus the comfortless consoles, 
Jesus each sinful fever quells, 
Jesus the power of hell controls, 
Jesus each deadly foe repels. 

3. O speak His glorious Name abroad ! 
Jesus let every tongue confess ; 

Let every heart and voice accord 
The Healer of our souls to bless. 

4. Jesu, the sinner's Friend, abide 
With us, and hearken to our prayer ; 
Thy frail and erring wanderers guide, 
In mercy our transgressions spare. 

5. All might, all glory be to Thee 
Refulgent with this Name Divine ; 
All honour, worship, majesty, 

Jesu, for evermore be Thine. Amen. 

195. 

il The everlasting Father, the Prince of peace. 
1. nPO Christ the Prince of peace 

J- And Son of God most high, 
The Father of the world to come, 
We lift our joyful cry. 



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GENERAL HYMNS. 



2. Deep in His Heart for us 
The wound of love He bore, 

That love which still He kindles in 
The hearts that Him adore. 

3. O Jesu, Victim blest, 
What else but love divine 

Could Thee constrain to open thus 
That sacred Heart of Thine ? 

4. O Fount of endless life, 
O Spring of water clear ; 

O flame celestial, cleansing all 
Who unto Thee draw near ! 

5. Hide me in Thy dear Heart, 
For thither do I fly ; 

There seek thy grace through life, in death 
Thine immortality. Amen. 

196. 

1 The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms 
of our Lord and of His Christ j and He shall reign 
for ever and ever." 

1. T ESUS shall reign where'er the sun 
J Doth his successive journeys run : 
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore, 
Till moons shall wax and wane no more. 

2. People and realms of every tongue 
Dwell on His love with sweetest song, , 
And infant voices shall proclaim 
Their early blessings on His Name. 



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3. Blessings abound where'er He reigns ; 
The prisoner leaps to loose his chains ; 
The weary find eternal rest, 

And all the sons of want are blest. 

4. Let every creature rise and bring 
Peculiar honours to our King ; 
Angels descend with songs again, 

And earth repeat the loud Amen. Amen. 

197. 

" Lord, Thou hast been our Refuge from one generation to 
another." 

1. (~\ GOD, our help in ages past, 
V^/ Our hope for years to come, 
Our shelter from the stormy blast, 

And our eternal home ! 

2. Beneath the shadow of Thy Throne 

Thy saints have dwelt secure ; 
Sufficient is Thine arm alone, 
And our defence is sure. 

3. Before the hills in order stood, 

Or earth received her frame, 
From everlasting Thou art God, 
To endless years the same. 

4. A thousand ages in Thy sight 

Are like an evening gone ; 
Short as the watch that ends the night 
Before the rising sun. 



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GENERAL HYMNS. 



5. Time, like an ever-rolling stream, 

Bears all its sons away ; 
They fly forgotten, as a dream 
Dies at the opening day. 

6. O God, our help in ages past, 

Our hope for years to come ; 
Be Thou our guard while troubles last, 
And our eternal home. Amen. 

198. 

w Praise the Lord, O my soul ; and all that is within me 
praise His Holy Name.'* 

1. T3 RAISE, my soul, the King of Heaven 
J- To His feet thy tribute bring, 
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, 

Evermore His praises sing, 

Alleluia ! Alleluia ! . „• 

Praise the everlasting King. 

2. Praise Him for His grace and favour 

To our fathers in distress; 
Praise Him still the same as ever, 
Slow to chide, and swift to bless : 

Alleluia ! Alleluia ! 
Glorious in His faithfulness. 

3. Father-like, He tends and spares us, 

Well our feeble frame He knows ;. 
In His hands He gently bears us, 
Rescues us from all our foes ; 

Alleluia ! Alleluia ! 
Widely yet His mercy flows. 



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4. Angels in the height adore Him ! 
Ye behold Him face to face ; 
Saints triumphant bow before Him ! 
Gathered in from every race. 

Alleluia ! Alleluia ! 
Praise with us the God of grace. Amen. 



199. 

; Mary hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken 
away from her." 

1. /^\ LOVE divine, how sweet thou art ! 
V^ When shall I find my willing heart 

All taken up by thee ? 
I thirst, I faint, I die to prove 
The greatness of redeeming love, 

The love of Christ to me ! 

2. Stronger His love than death or hell ; 
Its riches are unsearchable ; 

The first-born sons of light 
Desire in vain its depths to see ; 
They cannot reach the mystery, 

The length and breadth and height. 

3. God only knows the love of God ; 
O that it now were shed abroad 

In this poor stony heart ! 
For love I sigh, for love I pine : 
This only portion, Lord, be mine, 

Be mine this better part. 



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4. For ever would I take my seat 
With Mary at the Master's feet ; 

Be this my happy choice ; 
My only care, delight, and bliss, 
My joy, my heaven on earth, be this, 

To hear the Bridegroom's voice. Amen. 

200. 

" Whom have I in heaven but Thee, and there is none upon 
earth that I desire in comparison of Thee." 

1. 1VT EARER, my God, to Thee, 
-L N Nearer to Thee ; 
E'en though it be a cross 

That raiseth me, 
Still all my song shall be, 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, 

Nearer to Thee ! 

2. Though, like a wanderer, 

The sun gone down, 
Darkness comes over me, 

My rest a stone ; 
Yet in my dreams I'd be 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, 

Nearer to Thee ! 

3. There let my way appear 

Steps unto heaven; 
All that Thou sendest me 

In mercy given ; 
Angels to beckon me 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, 

Nearer to Thee ! 



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. Then, with my waking thoughts 
Bright with Thy praise, 

Out of my stony griefs 

Bethel 111 raise ; 

So by my woes to be 

Nearer, my God, to Thee, 

Nearer to thee ! Amen. 



201. 

" Thy Word is a lantern unto my feet, and a light unto my 
paths." 

1. T ORD, Thy Word abideth, 
J—* And our footsteps guideth ; 
Who its truth believeth 

Light and joy receiveth. 

2. When our foes are near us, 
Then Thy Word doth cheer us, 
Word of consolation, 
Message of salvation. 

3. When the storms are o'er us, 
And dark clouds before us, 
Then its light directeth 
And our way protecteth. 



4. Who can tell the pleasure, 
Who recount the treasure, 
By Thy Word imparted 
To the simple-hearted ? 



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GENERAL HYMNS* 

5. Word of mercy, giving 
Succour to the living; 
Word of life, supplying 
Comfort to the dying ! 

6. Oh, that we discerning 
Its most holy learning, 

Lord, may love and fear Thee, 
Evermore be near Thee ! Amen. 



202. 

"Jesus was transfigured before them.** 

1. /^WONDROUS type, O vision fair, 
V-/ Of glory that the Church shall share, 
Which Christ upon the mountain shows, 
Where brighter than the sun He glows ! 

2. From age to age the tale declare, 
How with the three disciples there, 
Where Moses and Elias meet, 

The Lord holds converse high and sweet, 

3. The Law and Prophets there have place, 
Two chosen witnesses of grace ; 

The Father's voice from out the cloud 
Proclaims His Only Son aloud. 

4. With shining Face and bright array, 
Christ deigns to manifest to-day 
What glory shall be theirs above, 
Who joy in God with perfect love. 



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5. And faithful hearts are raised on high 
By this great vision's mystery, 

For which in joyful strains we raise 
The voice of prayer, the hymn of praise. 

6. O Father, with the Eternal Son 
And Holy Spirit ever One, 
Vouchsafe to bring us by Thy grace 

To see Thy glory face to face. Amen. 



203. 

(join Communion. 

rt The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the commu- 
nion of tiie Blood of Christ? The bread which we 
break, is it not the communion of the Body of 
Christ ?" 

1. "XT OW, my tongue, the mystery telling 
A N . Of the glorious Body sing, 

And the Blood, all price excelling, 
Which the Gentiles' Lord and King, 

In a Virgin's womb once dwelling, 
Shed for this world's ransoming. 

2. Given for us, and condescending 

To be born for us below, 
He with men in converse blending 

Dwelt the seed of truth to sow, 
Till He closed with wondrous ending 

His most patient life of woe. 






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HOLY COMMUNION. 

, That last night at supper lying, 

'Mid the Twelve, His chosen band, 

Jesus, with the law complying, 
Keeps the feast its rites demand ; 

Then, more precious Food supplying, 
Gives Himself with His own Hand. 



WoRD-made-Flesh true bread He maketh 
By His word His Flesh to be ; 

Wine, His Blood ; which whoso taketh 
Must from carnal thoughts be free ; 

Faith alone, though sight forsaketh, 
Shows true hearts the mystery. 



5. Therefore we, before Him bending, 
This great Sacrament revere ; 

Types and shadows have their ending, 
For the newer rite is here ; 

Faith, our outward sense befriending, 
Makes our inward vision clear. 



, Glory let us give and blessing 

To the Father and the Son, 
Honour, might, and praise addressing, 

While eternal ages run ; 
Ever too, His love confessing, 

Who from Both with Both is One. 

Amen. 



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204. 



"Come, for all things are now ready." 
I. AT Y God, and is Thy table spread, 

JI-V-l And doth Thy cup with love o'erflow! 
Thither be all Thy children led, 
And let them all Thy sweetness know. 



2. Hail, sacred Feast, which Jesus makes, 
Rich banquet of His Flesh and Blood ! 
Thrice happy he who here partakes 
That sacred stream, that heavenly food. 



3. Why are its dainties all in vain 
Before unwilling hearts displayed ? 
Was not for them the Victim slain ? 
Are they forbid the children's bread ? 



4. O let Thy table honoured be, 

And furnished well with joyful guests ; 
And may each soul salvation see 
That here its sacred pledges tastes. 

5. To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
The God Whom heaven and earth adore, 
From men and from the angel-host 

Be praise and glory evermore. Amen. 



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HOLY COMMUNION. 



205. 



"This do in remembrance of Me.'* 

1. "DREAD of heaven, on Thee we feed, 
-U For Thy Flesh is meat indeed ; 
Ever may our souls be fed 

With this true and living Bread ; 
Day by day with strength supplied, 
Through the life of Him Who died. 

2. Vine of heaven, Thy Blood supplies 
This blest cup of sacrifice ; 

Lord, Thy Wounds our healing give, 
To Thy Cross we look and live : 
Jesus, may we ever be 
Grafted, rooted, built in Thee. Amen. 



206. 

u Jesus said unto them, I am the Bread of Life.** 

1. *THHEE we adore, O hidden Saviour, Thee, 

A Who in Thy Sacrament dost deign to be ; 
Both flesh and spirit at Thy presence fail, 
Yet here Thy presence we devoutly hail. 

2. O blest Memorial of our dying Lord, 
Who living Bread to men doth here afford ! 
O may our souls for ever feed on Thee, 
And Thou, O Christ, for ever precious be. 



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3. Fountain of Goodness, Jesu, Lord and God, 
Cleanse us, unclean, with Thy most cleansing 

Blood; 
Increase our faith and love, that we may know 
The hope and peace which from Thy presence 

flow. 

4. O Christ, Whom now beneath a veil we see, 
May what we thirst for soon our portion be 
To gaze on Thee, and see with unveiled face 
The vision of Thy glory and Thy grace. 

Amen. 



207. 

" My Flesh is meat indeed, and My Blood is drink 
indeed." 

i. /^\ GOD, unseen yet ever near, 
V^ Thy presence may we feel ; 
And, thus inspired with holy fear, 
Before Thine Altar kneel. 



2. Here may Thy faithful people know 
The blessings of Thy love, 
The streams that through the desert flow, 
The manna from above. 

5. We come, obedient to Thy word, 
To feast on heavenly Food ; 
Our meat, the Body of the Lord, 
Our drink, His precious Blood. 



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4. Thus may we all Thy words obey, 

For we, O God, are Thine ; 
And go rejoicing on our way, 
Renewed with strength divine. 

5. To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

The God Whom we adore, 
Be glory, as it was, is now, 

And shall be evermore. Amen. 



208. 

Uaptism. 

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; 
knock, and it shall be opened unto you.** 

1. r\ FATHER, Thou Who hast created all 
V-/ In wisest love, we pray, 

Look on this babe, who at Thy gracious call 

Is entering on life's way, 
Bend o'er it now with blessing fraught, 
And make Thou something out of naught. 
O Father, hear ! 

2. O Son of God, Who diedst for us, behold 

We bring our child to Thee, 
Thou tender Shepherd take it to Thy fold, 

Thine ov/n for aye to be ; 
Defend it through this earthly strife, 
And lead it on the path of life, 
O Son of God ! 



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. O Holy Ghost, Who broodedst o'er the wave, 
Descend upon this child ; 
Give it undying life, its spirit lave 

With waters undenled ; 
Grant it while yet a babe to be 
A child of God, a home for Thee, 
O Holy Ghost ! 

O Triune God, what Thou command'st is done, 

We speak, but Thine the might ; 
This child hath scarce yet seen our earthly sun, 

Yet pour on it Thy light, 
In faith and hope, in joy and love, 
Thou Sun of all below, above, 

O Triune God i Amen. 

209. 

" The washing of regeneration." 

1. ^ I TS done ; that new and heavenly birth 

-L Which re-creates the sons of earth, 
And cleanses from the guilt of sin 
The souls whom Jesus died to win. 

2. 'Tis done ; the Cross upon the brow 
Is marked for weal or sorrow now ; 
To shine with heavenly lustre bright, 
Or burn in everlasting night. 

3. O ye who brought that babe to-day 
Within a Saviour's arms to lay, 
Watch well and guard with careful eye 
The heir of immortality. 



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4. Teach it to know a Father's love, 
And seek for happiness above, 

To Christ its heart and treasure give, 
And in the Spirit ever live. 

5. That so before the judgment-seat 
In joy and triumph ye may meet ; 
The battle fought, the struggle o'er, 
The kingdom yours for evermore. 

6. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow, 
Praise Him, all creatures here below ; 
Praise Him above, angelic host ; 

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

Amen e 

210. 

" Buried with Him in Baptism." 

1. "V ^ TITH Christ we share a mystic grave., 

V V With Christ we buried lie ; 
But 'tis not in the darksome cave 
By mournful Calvary. 

2. The pure and bright baptismal flood 

Entombs our nature's stain ; 
New creatures from the cleansing wave 
With Christ we rise again. 

3. Thrice blest, if through this world of sin, 

And lust, and selfish care,^ 
Our resurrection-mantle white 
And undefiled we wear. 



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4. Thrice blest, if, through the gate of death, 
Glorious at last and free, 
We to our joyful rising pass, 

O Risen Lord, with Thee. Amen. 

211. 

Confirmation. 

"The Comforter which is the Holy Ghost.'* 

1. f~* OME, Holy Ghost, Creator blest, 
^^ Vouchsafe within our souls to rest ; 
Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid, 
And fill the hearts which Thou hast made. 

2. O Comforter, to Thee we cry; ' 
Thou Heavenly gift of God most high ; 
Thou Fount of life, and Fire of love, 
And sweet Anointing from above. 

3. O Finger of the Hand divine, 

The sevenfold gifts of grace are Thine ; 
The promise of the Father Thou, 
Who dost the tongue with power endow. 

4. Thy light to every sense impart, 
And shed Thy love in every heart ; 
The weakness of our flesh supply 

With strength and courage from on high. 

5. Drive far away our ghostly foe, 
And peace for evermore bestow ; 
If Thou be our preventing Guide, 
No evil can our steps betide. 



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6. O Holy Ghost, through Thee alone 
We know the Father and the Son ; 
Be this our never-changing creed, 

That Thou dost from Them Both proceed. 

7. Praise we the Father and the Son, 
And Holy Spirit with them One : 
And may the Son on us bestow 

. The gifts that from the Spirit flow. Amen. 

{The Hymns Nos. 127, 1 8 1, and 142, may a/so be used.) 



212, 

$olr) Ulatrimonji. 

" A threefold cord is not quickly broken. " 

1. y I ^HE voice that breathed o'er Eden, 

J- That earliest wedding day, 
The primal marriage blessing, 
It hath not passed away : 

2. Still in the pure espousal 

Of Christian man and maid 

The Holy Three are with us, 

The threefold grace is said. 

3. For dower of blessed children, 

For love and faith's sweet sake, 
For high mysterious union 

Which naught on earth may break, 



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4. Be present, awful Father., 

To give away this bride, 
As Eve Thou gavest to Adam 
Out of his own pierced side; 

5. Be present, Sox of Mary, 

To join their loving hands, 
As Thou didst bind two natures 
In Thine eternal bands ; 

3. Be present, Holiest Spirit, 

To bless them as they kneel, 
As Thou for Christ, the Bridegroom, 
The heavenly spouse dost seal. 

r. O spread Thy pure wing o'er them, 
Let no ill power find place, 
When onward to Thine Altar 
The hallowed path they trace, 

>. To cast their crowns before Thee 
In perfect sacrifice, 
Till to the home of gladness 

With Christ's own Bride they rise. 

Amen. 

213. 

* Both Jesus was called, and His disciples, to the 
marriage." 

1. TTOW welcome was the call, 
J- J- And sweet the festal lay, 

When Jesus deigned in Cana's hall 
To bless the marriage day. 



218 EMBER DAYS. 

2. And happy was the Bride, 

And glad the Bridegroom's heart, 
For He Who tarried at their side 
Bade grief and ill depart. 

3. His gracious power divine 
The water vessels knew ; 

And plenteous was the mystic wine 
The wondering servants drew. 

4. O Lord of" life and love, 
Come Thou again to-day ; 

And bring a blessing from above 
That ne'er shall pass away. 

5. Oh, bless, as erst of old, 

The Bridegroom tnd the Bride ; 
Bless with the holier stream that flowed 
Forth from Thy pierced Side. 

6. Before Thine Altar-throne 
This mercy we implore ; 

As Thou dost knit them, Lord, in one. 
So bless them evermore. Amen. 

214. 
<£mbcr ©aris. 

*' As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you." 
1. /^^HRIST is gone up; yet ere He passed 
V-" From earth, in heaven to reign, 
He formed one holy Church to last 
Till He should come again. 



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2. His twelve Apostles first He made 

His ministers 01 grace ; 
And they their hands on others laid, 
To fill in turn their place. 

3. So age by age, and year by year, 

His grace was handed on ; 
And still the holy Church is here, 
Although her Lord is gone. 

4. Let those find pardon, Lord, from Thee, 

Whose love to her is cold ; 
Bring wanderers in, and let there be 

One Shepherd and one fold. Amen. 



215. 

" Let Thy priests be clothed with righteousness." 

1. T ORD, pour Thy Spirit from on high, 
J — ' And Thine ordained servants bless ; 
Graces and gifts to each supply, 

And clothe Thy priests with righteousness. 

2. Within Thy temple when they stand, 
To teach the truth as taught by Thee, 
Saviour, like stars in Thy right hand 
Let all Thy Church's pastors be. 

3. Wisdom, and zeal, and love impart, 
Firmness and meekness from above, 
To bear Thy people in their heart, 

And love the souls whom Thou dost love : 



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EMBER DAYS. 



4. To love, and pray, and never faint, 
By day and night their guard to keep, 
To warn the sinner, form the saint, 

To feed Thy lambs, and tend Thy sheep. 

5. So, when their work is finished here, 
They may in hope their charge resign ; 
So, when their Master shall appear, 

* They may with crowns of glory shine. 

Amen. 

216. 

" Unto every one of us is given grace according to the 
measure of the gift of Christ." 

1. r\ GUARDIAN of the Church Divine, 
^^ The sevenfold gifts of grace are Thine, 
And kindled by Thy hidden fires 

The soul to highest aims aspires. 

2. Thy Priests with wisdom, Lord, endue, 
Their hearts with love and zeal renew ; 
Turn all their weakness into might, 

O Thou the source of life and light. 

3. Spirit of truth, on us bestow 

The faith in all its powers to know ; 
That with the saints of ages gone, 
And those to come, we may be one. 

4. Protect Thy Church from every foe, 
And peace, the fruit of love, bestow ; 
Convert the world, make all confess 
The glories of Thy righteousness. 



MISSIONS. 



2-21 



5. All praise to God the Father, be, 
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee, 
Whom with the Spirit we adore 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 



217. 

fHissions. 

" Come over. . . .and help us." 

1. "E*ROM Greenland's icy mountains, 

J- From India's coral strand, 
Where Afric's sunny fountains 

Roll down their golden sand, 
From many an ancient river, 

From many a palmy plain, 
They call us to deliver 

Their land from error's chain. 



What though the spicy breezes 

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle, 
Though every prospect pleases, 

And only man is vile; 
In vain with lavish kindness 

The gifts of God are strown, 
The heathen in his blindness 

Bows down to wood and stone. 



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MISSIONS. 

Can we whose souls are lighted 

With wisdom from on high, 
Can we to men benighted 

The lamp of life deny ? 
Salvation ! oh, Salvation ! 

The joyful sound proclaim, 
Till each remotest nation 

Has learnt Messiah's Name. 

Waft, waft, ye winds, His story, 

And you, ye waters, roll, 
Till like a sea of glory 

It spreads from pole to pole ; 
Till o'er our ransomed nature 

The Lamb for sinners slain, 
Redeemer, King, Creator, 

In bliss returns to reign. Amen. 



218. 

u The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are 
few." 

t. r | A HE earth, O Lord, is one wide fielc 
J- Of all Thy chosen seed ; 
The crop prepared its fruit to yield ; 
The labourers few indeed. 

2. Therefore we come before Thee now 
With words of humble prayer, • 

* Beseeching of Thy love that Thou 

Wouldst send more labourers there. 



MISSIONS. 



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3. Not for our land alone we pray, 

Though that above the rest, 
The realms and islands far away, 
O let them all be blest. 

4. Endue the Bishops of Thy flock 

With wisdom and with grace, 
Against false doctrine, like a rock, 
To set the heart and face. 

5. To all Thy Priests Thy truth reveal, 

And make Thy judgments clear; 
Make Thou Thy Deacons full of zeal, 
And humble and sincere. 

6. Give to their flocks a lowly mind 

To hear and to obey ; 
That each and all may mercy find 
At Thine appearing day. Amen. 

(This Hymn may also he used on Ember-days.^ 

219. 

" That Thy way may be known upon earth, Thy saving 
health among all nations." 

1. r*ODof grace, O let Thy light 
V_J Bless our dim and blinded sight ; 
Like the day-spring on the night 

, Bid Thy grace to shine. 

. 2. To the nations led astray 
• Thine eternal love display ; 
i-.et Thy Truth direct their way 

Till the world be Thine. 



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MISSIONS. 



3. Praise to Thee, the faithful Lord ; 
Let all tongues in glad accord 
Learn the good thanksgiving word, 

Ever praising Thee. 

4. Let them moved to gladness sing, 
Owning Thee their Judge and King; 
Righteous Truth shall bloom and spring 

Where Thy rule shall be. 

5. Praise to Thee, all-faithful Lord, 
Let all tongues in glad accord 
Speak the good thanksgiving word, 

Heart-rejoicing praise. 

6. So the fruitful earth's increase, 
Bounty of the God of peace, 
Never in its course shall cease, 

Through the length of days ; 

7. While His grace our life shall cheer, • 
Furthest lands shall own His fear, 
Brought to Him in worship near, 

Taught His mercy's ways. 

Amen. 

220. 

" And God said, Let there be light : and there was light. 1 
1. HPHOU, Whose almighty Word 
-L Chaos and darkness heard, 
And took their flight, 
Hear us, we humbly pray, 
And where the Gospel-day 
Sheds not its glorious ray * 

Let there be light ! 



BURIAL OF THE DEAD. ZiOO 

2. Thou, Who didst come to bring 
• On Thy redeeming wing 

Healing and light, 
Health to the sick in mind, 
Sight to the inly blind, 
Oh, now to all mankind 

Let there be light ! 

3, Spirit of truth and love, 
Life-giving, holy Dove, 

Speed forth Thy flight ; 
Move on the waters' face, 
Spreading the beams of grace, 
And in earth's darkest place 

Let there be light ! 
2. Blessed and Holy Three, 
Glorious Trinity, 

Grace, Love, and Might : 
Boundless as ocean's tide, 
Rolling in fullest pride, 
Through the world, far and wide, 

Let there be light ! Amen. 

221. 

Burial of tl)c Dtao. 

11 Upon the ungodly He shall rain snares, fire, and brim- 
stone, .storm and tempest, . . .He 'cometh, He cometh 
to judge the earth." 

l. TAAY of Wrath! O day of mourning ! 
*-J See fulfilled the prophets' warning ! 
Heaven and earth in ashes burning ! 



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BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 



2. Oh, what fear man's bosom rendeth, 
When from heaven the Judge descendeth, 
On Whose sentence all dependeth ! 

3. Wondrous sound the trumpet flingeth, 
Through earth's sepulchres it ringeth, 
All before the Throne it bringeth. 

4. Death is struck, and nature quaking, 
All creation is awaking, 

To its Judge an answer making. 

5. Lo, the Book, exactly worded, 
Wherein ail hath been recorded ! 
Thence shall judgment be awarded. 

6. When the Judge His seat attaineth, 
And each hidden deed arraigneth, 
Nothing unavenged remaineth. 

7. What shall I, frail man, be pleading, 
Who for me be interceding, 

When the just are mercy needing ? 

8. King of Majesty tremtndous, 
Who dost free salvation send us, 
Fount of pity, then befriend us ! 

9. Think, good Jesu, my salvation 
Caused Thy wondrous Incarnation ; 
Leave me not to reprobation. 

10, Faint and weary Thou hast sought me, 
On the cross of suffering bought me; 
Shall such grace be vainly brought me ? 



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227 



1 1. Righteous Judge ! for sin's pollution 
Grant Thy gift of absolution, 

Ere that day of retribution. 

12. Guilty, now I pour my moaning, 
All my shame with anguish owning ; 
Spare, O God, Thy suppliant groaning. 

13. Thou the sinful woman savedst ; 
Thou the dying thief forgavest ; 
And to me a hope vouchsafest. 

14. Worthless are my prayers and sighing, 
Yet, good Lord, in grace complying, 
Rescue me from fires undying. 

15. With Thy favoured sheep O place me, 
Nor among the goats abase me ; 

But to Thy right hand upraise me. 

16. While the wicked are confounded, 
Doomed to flames of woe unbounded, 
Call me, with Thy saints surrounded. 

17. Low I kneel, with heart-submission; 
See, like ashes, my contrition ; 
Help me in my last condition. 

18. Ah, that day of tears and mourning ! 
From the dust of earth returning, 
Man for judgment must prepare him ; 
Spare, O God, in mercy spare him ! 

19. Lord, all pitying, Jesu blest, 

Grant him Thine eternal rest. Amen. 

{Aho Hymns Nos. 163, 191, and 142.) 



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222. 
Jor t!)O0c at Sea. 

44 These men see the works of the Lord, and His wonders 
in the deep." 

1. "EXTERNAL Father, strong to save, 

-L-' Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, 
Who bid'st the mighty ocean deep 
Its own appointed limits keep ; 

O hear us when we cry to Thee 

For those in peril on the sea. 

2. O Christ, Whose voice the waters heard 
And hushed their raging at Thy word, 
Who walkedst on the foaming deep, 
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep ; 

O hear us when we cry to Thee 
For those in peril on the sea. 

3. Most Holy Spirit, Who didst brood 
Upon the chaos dark and rude, 
And bid its- angry tumult cease, 
And give, for wild confusion, peace ; 

O hear us when we cry to Thee 
For those in peril on the sea. 

4. O Trinity of love and power, 

Our brethren shield in dangers hour ; 
From rock and tempest, fire and foe, 
Protect them wheresoe'er they go ; 
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee 
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea. 

Amen, 



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223. 

C) art) est 

"They joy before Thee, according to the joy of harvest." 

1. /^OME, ye thankful people, come, 
^^ Raise the song of Harvest-Home ! 
All is safely gathered in, 

Ere the winter-storms begin ; 
God, our Maker, doth provide 
For our wants to be supplied ; 
Come to God's own Temple, come ; 
Raise the song of Harvest-Home I 

2. What is earth but God's own field, 
Fruit unto His praise to yield ? 
Wheat and tares therein are sown, 
Unto joy or sorrow grown; 
Ripening with a wondrous power, 
Till the final Harvest-Hour : 
Grant, O Lord of Life, that we 
Holy grain and pure may be, 

3. For we know that Thou wilt come, 
And wilt take Thy people home; 
From Thy field wilt purge away 
All that doth offend, that day; 
And Thine Angels charge at last 
In the fire the tares to cast, 

But the fruitful ears to store 
In Thy Garner evermore. 



^0\J HARVEST. 

4. Come, then, Lord of Mercy, come, 
Bid us sing Thy Harvest-Home ! 
Let Thy Saints be gathered in, 
Free from sorrow, free from sin ; 
All upon the golden floor 
Praising Thee for evermore; 
Come, with thousand Angels, come ; 
Bid us sing Thy Harvest-Home ! Amen. 

224. 

" Who giveth food to all flesh j for His mercy endureth 
for ever." 

L T3RAISE, O praise our God and King! 
A Hymns of adoration sing; 
For His mercies still endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

2. Praise Him that He made the Sun 
Day by day his course to run ; 

For His mercies still endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure : 

3. And the silver Moon by night, 
Shining with her gentle light ; 

For His mercies still endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

4. 'Praise Him that He gave the rain 
To mature the swelling grain ; 
For His mercies still endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure : 



HARVEST. 

5. And hath bid the fruitful field 
Crops of precious increase yield ; 

For His mercies still endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

6. Praise Him for our Harvest-store, 
He hath filled the Garner-floor; 

For Flis mercies still endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure : 

7. And for richer Food than this, 
Pledge of everlasting bliss ; 

For His mercies still endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

8. Glory to our Bounteous King ! 
Glory let creation sing ! 

Glory to the Father, Son, 
And Blest Spirit, Three in One. 

Amen 

225. 

" Thou visitest the earth and blessest it j Thou makest 
it very plenteous." 

i. T^ATHER of mercies; God of love, 
-*- Whose gifts all creatures share, 
The rolling seasons as they move 
Proclaim Thy constant care. 

2. When in the bosom of the earth 
The sower hid the grain, 
Thy goodness marked its secret birth, 
And sent the early rain. 



131 



232 



HARVEST. 



3. The spring's sweet influence, Lord, was Thine, 

The seasons knew Thy call ; 
Thou mad'st the summer sun to shine, 
The summer dews to fall. 

4. Thy gifts of mercy from above 

Matured the swelling grain ; 
And now the harvest crowns Thy love, 
And plenty fills the plain. 

5. Oh, ne'er may our forgetful hearts 

O'erlook Thy bounteous care ; 
But what our Father's Hand imparts 
Still own in praise and prayer. 

6. To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

The God Whom we adore, 
Be glory, as it was, is now, 

And shall be evermore. Amen. 



226. 

" The harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are 
the angels." 

ORD of the harvest, once again 
We thank Thee for the ripened grain ; 
For crops safe carried, sent to cheer 
Thy servants through another year; 
For all sweet holy thoughts supplied 
By seed-time, and by harvest- tide. 



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HARVEST. 



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2. The bare dead grain, in autumn sown, 
Its robe of vernal green puts on ; 
Glad from its wintry grave it springs, 
Fresh garnished by the King of Kings : 
So, Lord, to those who sleep in Thee 
Shall new and glorious bodies be. 

3. Nor vainly of Thy Word we ask 
A lesson from the reaper's task : 
So shall Thine angels issue forth ; 
The tares be burnt; the just of earth, 
To wind and storm exposed no more, 
Be gathered to their Father's store. 

4. Daily, O Lord, our prayers be said, 
As Thou hast taught, for daily bread; 
But not alone our bodies' feed, 
Supply our fainting spirits' need : 

O Bread of Life, from day to day, 
Be Thou their Comfort, Food, and Stay ! 

Amen. 

227. 

(To be used when there is a deficiency in the crops.) 

1 Although the fields shall yield no meat yet I will 

rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my 
salvation." 

I. *\ T THAT our Father does is well ; 
* V Blessed truth His children tell ! 
Though He send, for plenty, want, 
Though the harvest-store be scant, 
Yet we rest upon His love, 
Seeking better things above. 



234 



HARVEST. 

What our Father does is well ; 
Shall the wilful heart rebel ? 
If a blessing He withhold 
In the field, or in the fold, 
Is it not Himself to be 
All our Store eternally ? 



What our Father does is well ; 
Though He sadden hill and dell, 
Upward yet our praises rise 
For the strength His Word supplies ; 
He has called us sons of God, 
Can we murmur at His rod ? 



, What our Father does is well ; 
May the thought within us dwell ; 
Though nor milk nor honey flow 
In our barren Canaan now, 
God can save us in our need, 
God can bless us, God can feed. 



5. Therefore, unto Him we raise 
Hymns of glory, songs of praise ; 
To the Father and the Son, 
And the Spirit, Three in One, 
Honour, might, and glory be, 
Now, and through eternity. Amen. 



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228. 
Bcljool ftstvoals. 

" That signs and wonders may be done by the Name of Thy 
Holy Child Jesus." * 

ORD JESUS, God and Man, 

For love of men a Child, 
The Very God, yet born on earth 
Of Mary undented ; 

2. Lord Jesus, God and Max, 
In this our festal day 

To Thee for precious gifts of grace 
Thy ransomed people pray. 

3. We pray for childlike hearts, 
For gentle holy love, 

For strength to do Thy will below 
As Angels do above. 

4. We pray for simple faith, 
For hope that never faints, 

For true communion evermore 
With all Thy blessed Saints. 

5. On friends around us here 
O let Thy blessing fall ; 

We pray for grace to love them well, 
But Thee beyond them all. 

6. O joy to live for Thee ! 
O joy in Thee to die ! 

O very joy of joys to see 
Thy Face eternally ! 



236 



SCHOOL FESTIVALS. 



7. Lord Jesus, God and Man, 
We praise Thee and adore. 

Who art with God the Father One 
And Spirit evermore. Amen. 

229. 

" Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings Thou hast 
perfected praise. " 

GOD eternal, mighty King, 
Unto Thee our praise we bring; 
All the earth doth worship Thee, 
We amid the throng would be. 

2. Holy, Holy, Holy ! cry 

Angels round Thy throne on high : 
Lord of all the heavenly powers, 
Be the same loud anthem ours. 

3. Glorified Apostles raise 

Night and day continual praise ; 
Hast not Thou a mission too 
For Thy children here to do ? 

4. With the Prophets' goodly line 
We in mystic bond combine ; 

, For Thou hast to us revealed 

Things that to the wise were sealed. 

5. Martyrs, in a noble host, 

Of the cross are heard to boast ; 
Oh, that we our cross may bear, 
And a crown of glory wear. 



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6. God eternal, mighty King, 
Unto Thee our praise we bring; 
To the Father, and the Son, 
And the Spirit, Three in One. Amen. 



230. 

M Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour 
with God and man." 

i. r\ HOLY LORD, content to dwell 
V^ In a poor home, a lowly Child, 
With meek obedience noting well 
Each bidding of Thy mother mild ; 



2. Lead every child that bears Thy name 
To walk in Thy pure upright way, 
To shun the paths of sin and shame, 
And humbly, like Thyself, obey. 

3. Let not this world's unhallowed glow 
The fresh baptismal due efface, 

Nor blast of sin too roughly blow, 
And quench the trembling flame of grace. 

/. Gather Thy lambs within Thine arm, 
And gently in Thy bosom bear, 
Protect them still from hurt and harm, 
And bid them rest for ever there. 



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ALMSGIVING. 



5. So shall they, waiting here below, 
Like Thee, their Lord, a little span, 
In wisdom and in stature grow, 
And favour both with God and man. 

Amen. 

231. 

^Imagining. 

"Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these 
My brethren, ye have done it unto Me." 

1. T7OUNTAIN of good, to own Thy love 
J- Our thankful hearts incline ; 

What can we render, Lord, to Thee, 
When all the worlds are Thine ? 

2. But Thou hast needy brethren here, 

Partakers of Thy grace, 
Whose names Thou wilt Thyself confess 
Before the Father's face. 

3. And in their accents of distress 

Thy pleading voice is heard, 
In Them Thou may'st be clothed, and fed, 
And visited, and cheered. 

4. Thy face with reverence and with love 

We in Thy poor would see ; 
O may we minister to them, 

And in them, Lord, to Thee. Amen. 



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232. 

. Jricnbln Societies $tt. 

M Bear ye one another's burthens, and so fulfil the law 
of Christ." 

1. r\ PRAISE our God to-day, 
v_>J His constant mercy bless, 

Whose love hath helped us on our way, 
And granted us success. 

2. His Arm the strength imparts 
Our daily toil to bear; 

His grace alone inspires our hearts 
Each other's load to share. 

3. O happiest work below, 
Earnest of joy above, 

To sweeten many a cup of woe 
By deeds of holy love ! 

4. Lord, may it be our choice 
This blessed rule to keep, 

" Rejoice with them that do rejoice, 
And weep with them that weep." 

5. God of the widow, hear ! 
Our work of mercy bless ; 

God of the fatherless, be near, 

And grant us good success. Amen 

See also Hymn 188. 



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233. 
In times of (Erottbk. 

M Thou that hearest the prayer ; unto Thee shall all flesh 
come." 

1. "\ 1^ 7"HEN in the hour of utmost need 

* V We know not where to look for aid, 
When days and nights of anxious thought 
Nor help nor counsel yet have brought ; 

2. Then this our comfort is alone, 
That we may meet before Thy throne, 
And cry, O faithful God, to Thee 
For rescue from our misery : 

3. To Thee may raise our hearts and eyes, 
Repenting sore, with bitter sighs, 

And seek Thy pardon for our sin, 
And respite from our griefs within. 

4. For Thou hast promised graciously 
To hear all those who cry to Thee, 
Through Him Whose Name alone is great, 
Our Saviour and our Advocate. 

5. And thus we come, O God, to-day, 
And all our woes before Thee lay, 

. For tried, afflicted, lo ! we stand, 
Perils and foes on every hand. 

6. Ah, hide not, for our sins, Thy face, 
Absolve us through Thy boundless grace, 
Be with us in our anguish still, 

Free us at last from every ill. 



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241 



7. That so with all our hearts may we 
Once more with joy give thanks to Thee, 
And walk obedient to Thy word, 
And now and ever praise the Lord. Amen. 







34. 



" God is our hope and strength, a very present help in 
trouble." 

1. /~* OD of our life, to Thee we call, 
VJ Afflicted at Thy feet we fall ; 
When the great water-floods prevail, 
Leave not our trembling hearts to fail. 



2. Friend of the friendless and the faint, 
Where shall we pour our sad complaint ? 
Where but with Thee, Whose open door 
Invites the helpless and the poor ? 

3. Did ever sinner plead with Thee, 
And Thou reject his lowly plea ? 

Does not Thy word still pledged remain, 
That none shall seek Thy face in vain ? 

4. Then hear, O Lord, our humble cry, 
And bend on us Thy pitying eye : 

To Thee their prayer Thy people make, 
Hear us, for our Redeemer's sake. Amen. 



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235. 

WAR. 
" The Lord shall give His people the blessing of peace.*' 

1. /^\ GOD of love, O King of peace, 

v_y Make wars throughout the world to cease ; 
The wrath of sinful man restrain, 
Give peace, O God, give peace again. 

2. Remember, Lord, Thy works of old, 
The wonders that cur fathers told, 
Remember not our sin's dark stain, 
Give peace, O God, give peace again. 

3. Whom shall we trust but Thee, O Lord ? 
Where rest but on Thy faithful word ? 
None ever called on Thee in vain, 
Give peace, O God, give peace again. 

4. Where saints and angels dwell above 
All hearts are knit in holy love ; 

O bind us in that heavenly chain, 

Give peace, O God, give peace again. Amen. 

236. 

PESTILENCE. 

" Thou shalt not be afraid for the pestilence that 

walketh in darkness ; nor for the sickness that de- 
stroyeth in the noon day." 

1. TN grief and fear to Thee, O Lord, 
J- We now for succour fly, 
Thine awful judgments are abroad, 
O shield us lest we die. 



THANKSGIVING. 



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2. The fell disease on every side 

Walks forth with tainted breath ; 
And Pestilence, with rapid stride, 
Bestrews the land with death. 

3. O look with pity on the scene 

Of sadness and of dread, 
And let Thine angel stand between 
The living and the dead. 

4. With contrite hearts to Thee, our King, 

We turn who oft have strayed : 
Accept the sacrifice we bring, 

And let the plague be stayed. Amen. 

In time of Famine, Hymn 227 may be used, as ivell as Hymns 
233 and 234. 

237. 

" O praise the Lord, laud ye the Name of the Lord j 
praise it, O ye servants of the Lord." 

1. "D EJOICE to-day with one accord, 
-*-^- Sing out with exultation ; 
Rejoice and praise our mighty Lord, 
Whose Arm hath brought salvation ; 
His works of love proclaim 
The greatness of His Name; 
For He is God alone 
Who hath His mercy shewn ; 
Let all His saints adore Him ! 



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THANKSGIVING. 



2. When in distress to Him we cried, 

He heard our sad complaining ; 
Oh, trust in Him, whate'er betide, 

His love is all-sustaining ; 

Triumphant songs of praise 
To Him our hearts shall raise ; 
Now every voice shall say, 
" O praise our God alway;" 

^et all His saints adore Him ! 

3. Rejoice to-day with one accord, 

Sing out with exultation ; 
Rejoice and praise our mighty Lord, 

Whose Arm hath brought salvation; 
His works of love proclaim 
The greatness of His Name ; ' 
For He is God alone 
Who hath His mercy shewn ; 

Let all His Saints adore Him ! Amen. 

238. 

" O clap your hands together all ye people ; O sing unto 
God with the voice of melody." 

1. TVT OW thank we all our God, 

1 M With heart, and hands, and voices, 
Who wondrous things hath done, 
In Whom His world rejoices ; 
Who from our mother's arms 

Hath blessed us on our way 
With countless gifts of love, 
And still is ours to-day. 



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NEW YEAR S DAY. 

2. O may this bounteous God 
Through all our life be near us, 

With ever joyful hearts 
And blessed peace to cheer us ; 
And keep us in His grace, 

And guide us when perplexed, 
And free us from all ills * 

In this world and the next. 

3. All praise and thanks to God, 
The Father, now be given, 

The Son, and Him Who reigns 
With Them in highest heaven, 
The One eternal God, 

Whom earth and heaven adore, 
For thus it was, is now, 

And shall be evermore. Amen. 



239. 
JKtw l}cctv'0 Pari. 

" So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our 
hearts unto wisdom." 

1. T^OR Thy mercy and Thy grace, 
J- Constant through another year, 
Hear our song of thankfulness 5 
Jesu, our Redeemer, hear. 

2. In our weakness and distress, 

Rock of Strength, be Thou our stay ; 
In the pathless wilderness 
Be our true and living way. 



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NEW YEAR S DAY. 



3. Who of us death's awful road 
In the coming year shall tread, 
With Thy rod and staff, O God, 
Comfort Thou his dying bed. 

4. Make us faithful, make us pure, 
Keep us evermore Thine own, 
Help Thy servants to endure, 
Fit us for the promised crown. 

5. So within Thy palace gate 

We shall praise, on golden strings, 

Thee the only Potentate, 

Lord of lords, and King of kings. Amen. 



240. 

*' And..now, Lord, what is my hope : truly my hope is even 
in Thee." 

1. k I ^HE year is gone beyond recall, 

-L With all its hopes and fears, 
With all its bright and gladdening smiles, 
With all its mourners' tears ; 

2. Thy thankful people praise Thee, Lord, 

For countless gifts received, 
And pray for grace to keep the Faith 
Which saints of old believed. 

3. To Thee we come, O gracious Lord, 

The new-born year to bless ; 
Defend our land from pestilence, 
Give peace and plenteousness ; 



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LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONE OF A CHURCH, 

4. Forgive this nation's many sins, 

The growth of vice restrain, 

And help us all with sin to strive, 

And crowns of life to gain. 

5. From evil deeds that stain the past 

We now desire to flee ; 
And pray that future years may all 
Be spent, good Lord, for Thee. 

6. O Father, let Thy watchful Eye 

Still look on us in love, 
That we may praise Thee, year by year, 
As angels do above. 

7. All glory to the Father be, 

All glory to the Son, 
. All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee, 
While endless ages run. Amen. 



241. 

Cawing tl)e ibmrftation Stone of a 
(Cl)urcl). 

u The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fig tree, 
the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the 
place of My sanctuary." 

1. r\ LORD of Hosts, Whose glory fills 

V^/ The bounds of the eternal hills, 
And yet vouchsafes, in Christian lands, 
To dwell in temples made with hands ; 



248 



FEAST OF THE 



2. Grant that all we, who here to-day 
Rejoicing this foundation lay, 
May be in very deed Thine own, 
Built on the precious Corner-stone. 

3. Endue the creatures with Thy grace, 
That shall adorn Thy dwelling-place ; 
The beauty of the oak and pine, 

The gold and silver, make them Thine. 

4. To Thee they all pertain ; to Thee 
The treasures of the earth and sea ; 
And when we bring them to Thy throne 
We but present Thee with Thine own. 

5. The heads that guide endue with skill ; 
The hands that work preserve from ill ; 
That we, who these foundations lay, 
May raise the topstone in its day. 

6. Both now and ever, Lord, protect 
The temple of Thine own elect ; 

Be Thou in them, and they in Thee, 
O ever-blessed Trinity ! Amen. 

242. 
fta^t of tl)c judication of a (£J)urcl). 

" This is none other but the House of God, and this is 
the gate of heaven." 

1. f\ WORD of God above 

V7 Who fillest all in all, 
Hallow this house with Thy sure love, 

And bless our festival. 



DEDICATION OF A CHURCH. 

2. Here from the Font is poured 
Grace on each guilty child ; 

The blest anointing of the Lord 
Brightens the once de&led. 

3. Here Christ to faithful hearts 
His Body gives for food ; 

The Lamb of God Himself imparts 
The Chalice of His Blood. 

4. Here guilty souls that pine 
May health and pardon win ; 

The Judge acquits, and grace divine 
Restores the dead in sin. 

5. Yea, God enthroned on high 
Here also dwells to bless ; 

Here trains adoring souls that sigh 
His mansions to possess. 

6. Against this holy home 
Rude tempests harmless beat, 

And Satan's angels fiercely come 
But to endure defeat. 

7. All might, all praise be Thine, 
Father, co-equal Son, 

And Spirit, bond of love divine, 
While endless ages run. Amen. 



249 



250 



FEAST OF THE 



243. 



" I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from 
God, out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for 
her husband." 

1. 13 LESS&D city, heavenly Salem, 
■Lf Vision dear of peace and love, 
Who of living stones art builded 

In the height of heaven above, 
And, with angel hosts encircled, 
As a bride to earth dost move ; 

2. From celestial realms descending, 

Bridal glory round thee shed, 
Meet for Him Whose love espoused thee, 

To thy Lord shalt thou be led ; 
All thy streets, and all thy bulwarks, 

Of pure gold are fashioned. 

3. Bright thy gates of pearls are shining, 

They are open evermore ; 
And by virtue of His merits 

Thither faithful souls do soar, 
Who for Christ's dear Name in this world 

Pain and tribulation bore. 

4. Many a blow and biting sculpture 

Polished well those stones elect, 
In their places now compacted 

By the heavenly Architect, 
Who therewith hath willed for ever 

That His Palace should be decked. 



251 



DEDICATION OF A CHURCH. 

5. Praise and honour to the Father, 
Praise and honour to the Son, 

Praise and honour to the Spirit, 
Ever Three, and ever One, 

One in might, and One in glory, 
While eternal ages run. Amen. 



244. 

"Behold I lay in Sion a Chief Corner-stone, elect, precious. 
i. /^^HRIST is made the sure Foundation, 
^— ' Christ the Head and Corner-stone, 
Chosen of the Lord, and precious, 
Binding all the Church in one, 
Holy Sion's help for ever, 
And her confidence alone. 

2. All that dedicated City, 

Dearly loved of God on high, 
In exultant jubilation 

Pours perpetual melody ; 
God the One in .Three adoring 

In glad hymns eternally. 

3. To this Temple, where we call Thee, 

Come, O Lord of Hosts, to-day : 
With Thy wonted loving-kindness 

Hear Thy servants, as they pray ; 
And Thy fullest benediction 

Shed within its walls alway. 



252 



THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL. 

, Here vouchsafe to all Thy servants 
What they ask of Thee to gain, 

What they gain from Thee for ever 
With the Blessed to retain, 

And hereafter in Thy glory 
Evermore with Thee to reign. 

, Praise and honour to the Father, 

Praise and honour to the Son, 
Praise and honour to the Spirit, 

Ever Three, and ever One, 
One in might, and One in glory, 
While eternal ages run. Amen. 



245. 
$t)£ <&mwtxsion of 0t. $auL 

" The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedar trees ; yea, th& 
Lord breaketh the cedars of Libanus." 

1. r I "HE Shepherd now was smitten; 

-A- The wolf was ravening near, 

The scattered flock he threatened, 

But knew not Whose they were. 

2. In zealous fury seeking 

To bind and crucify, 
A sudden voice withheld him, 
A loud and startling cry : 



CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL. 



253 



3. "Saul! Saul! why blindly daring 

To persecute thy Lord ? 

'Tis Jesus Whom thou hatest, 

Rebel not at My word." 

4. Then forth in prayer he stretcheth 

Those hands prepared to slay ; 
" What would'st Thou with Thy servant ? 
My Lord and Saviour, say." 

5. Christ's foe becomes His soldier, 

The wolf destrovs no more, 
A sheep within the sheepfold 
He enters by the door. 

6. O voice of God Almighty, 

What wonders hath it wrought ! 
It rends the lofty cedars, 

It bends the naughty thought. 

7. Jesu, our Shepherd, cease not 

Thy flock from harm to free, 
And when Thy sheep are wandering 
O lead them back to Thee. 

8. To Father, Son, and Spirit, 

All glory, praise, and might, 
Who called us out of darkness 

To His own glorious light. Amen. 



•254: 



CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL. 



246. 

(i Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me ?" 

1. }/^*AINST what foemen art thou rushing? 

^-* Saul, what madness drives thee on ? 
Innocents in fury crushing, 
Children of the sinless One . 

O, how shortly 
Shall He make His vengeance known 1 

2. See the Lord, from heaven descending, 

Smites him, blinds him, lays him low ; 
See the persecutor bending 
Humbly, meekly to the blow : 

See him rising, 
Friend to Christ, no longer foe 

3. Breathing slaughter, chains preparing, 

O, how fierce his anger burned ; 

Trembling now, and lost his daring, 

Meek obedience he has learned: 

The destroyer 
Now into a lamb is turned. 

4. Christ, Thy power is man's salvation, 

Hardest hearts Thou mak'st Thine own ; 
He who wrought such desolation, 

That Thy Name might be o'erthrown, 

Now converted, 
Thro' the world that Name makes known. 



255 



PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE. 

5. Praise the Father, God of heaven, 
Him Who reigns supreme on high ; 
Praise the Sox for sinners given 
Both to suffer, and to die ; 

Praise the Spirit 
Guiding us most lovingly. Amen. 



247. 

presentation of <£J)ri$t in tt)e <£tmpk 

COMMONLY CALLED 

Stye purification of St. fHarn tfye ftirght. 

a The Lord, Whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His 
temple." 

1. ^\ SION, open wide Thy gates, 
V^ Let figures disappear, 

A Priest and Victim both in one, 
The Truth Himself, is here. 

2. No more the simple flock shall bleed ; 

Behold, the Father's Son 
Himself to His own altar comes, 
For sinners to atone. 

3. Conscious of hidden Deity 

The lowly Virgin brings 
Her new-born Babe, with two young doves, 
Her tender offerings. 



256 



ANNUNCIATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, 



4. The hoary Simeon sees at last 

His Lord so long desired, 
And hails, with Anna, Israel's Hope, 
With sudden rapture fired. 

5. But silent knelt the Mother blest 

Of the yet silent Word, 
And, pondering all things in her heart, 
With speechless praise adored. 

6. All glory to the Father be, 

All glory to the Son, 
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee, 
While endless ages run. Amen. 



248. 

Annunciation of tl)e Blcssctr Virgin 
fllavn. 

" Behold, a Virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth 
a Son, and they shall call His Name Emmanuel, which 
being interpreted is, God with us."' 

1. T3RAISE we the Lord this day, 
J^ This day so long foretold, 

Whose promise shone with cheering ray 
On waiting saints of old. 

2. The Prophet gave the sign 
For faithful men to read ; 

A Virgin, born of David's line, 
Shall bear the promised Seed. 



257 



' THE ANNUNCIATION. 

3. Ask not how this should be, 
But worship and adore ; 

Like her, whom heaven's majesty 
Came down to shadow o'er. 

4. Meekly she bowed her head 
To hear the gracious word, 

Mary, the pure and lowly maid, 
The favoured of the Lord. 

5. Blessed shall be her name 
In all the Church on earth, 

Thro* whom that wondrous mercy came 
The Incarnate Saviour's birth. 

6. Jesu, the Virgin's Son, 
We praise Thee and adore, 

Who art with God the Father One 
And Spirit evermore. Amen. 



249. 

" Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee j 
blessed art thcu among women." 

1. HPHE God Whom earth, and sea, and sky 

J- Adore, and laud, and magnify, 
Whose might they own, Whose praise they swell, 
In Mary's womb vouchsafed to dwell. 

2. The Lord, Whom sun and moon obey, 
Whom all things serve from day to day, 
Was by the Holy Ghost conceived 
Of her who through His grace believed. 



258 



NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN BAPTIST. 



3. How blest that Mother, in whose shrine 
The world's Creator, Lord divine, 
Whose hand contains the earth and sky, 
Once deigned, as in His ark, to lie : 

4. Blest in the message Gabriel brought, 
Blest by the work the Spirit wrought, 
From whom the great Desire of earth 
Took human flesh and human birth. 

5. O Lord, the Virgin -born, to Thee 
Eternal praise and glory be ; 
Whom with the Father we adore 

And Holy Ghost for evermore. Amen. 

This Hymn may also be used on the Purification) &c. 



250. 
3Satixntg of St. IoI)n Baptist. 

* Behold I will send my Messenger, and he shall prepare the 
way before Me." 

1. HPHE great forerunner of the morn, 

J- The herald of the Word, is born ; 
And faithful hearts shall never fail 
With thanks and praise his light to hail. 

2. With heavenly message Gabriel came, 
That John should be that herald's name, 
And with prophetic utterance told 

His actions great and manifold. 



NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN BAPTIST. 

3. John, still unborn, yet gave aright 
His witness to the coming Light ; 
And Christ, the Sun of all the earth, 
Fulfilled that witness at His Birth. 

4. Of women-born shall never be 
A greater prophet than was he, 
Whose mighty deeds exalt his fame 
To greater than a prophet's name. 

5. But why should mortal accents raise 
The hymn of John the Baptist's praise ? 
Of whom, or ere his course was run, 
Thus spake the Father to the Son : 

6. "Behold My herald, who shall go 
Before Thy Face Thy way to show, 
And shine, as with the day-star's gleam 
Before Thine own eternal beam.'* 

7. All praise to God the Father be ; 
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee; 
Whom, with the Spirit, we adore 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 

251. 

" Repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 1 
1. T O ! from the desert homes, 
-L-* Where he hath hid so long, 
The new Elias comes, 

In sternest wisdom strong; 
The voice that cries 
Of Christ from high, 
And judgment nigh 
From opening skies. 



259 



260 



NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN BAPTIST. 

2. Your God e'en now doth stand 

At heaven's opening door, 
His fan is in His hand, 

And He will purge His floor; 
The wheat He claims 
And with Him stows, 
The chaff He throws 
To quenchless flames. 

3. Ye haughty mountains, bow 

Your sky-aspiring heads ; 
Ye valleys, hiding low, 

Lift up your gentle meads; 
Make His way plain 
Your King before, 
For evermore 
He comes to reign. 

4. May thy dread voice around, 

Thou harbinger of Light, 
On our dull ears still sound, 
Lest here we sleep in night, 
Till judgment come, 
And on our path 
Shall burst the wrath, 
And deathless doom. 

5. O God, with love's -sweet might, 

Who dost anoint and arm 
Thy soldiers for the fight 

With grace that shields from harm, 



ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS. 261 

Thrice blessed Three, 
Heaven's endless days 

Shall sing Thy praise 
Eternally. Amen. 

252. 

St. fHidjctd anir all Angela. 

" There was war in heaven ; Michael and his angels fought 
against the dragon j and the dragon fought and his 
angels." 

1. /^~^HRIST, in highest heaven enthroned, 
V-* Equal of the Father's Might, 

By pure spirits, trembling, owned' 

God of God, and Light of Light, 
Thee 'mid Angel hosts we sing, 
Thee their Maker, and their King. 

2. All who circling round adore Thee, 

All who bow before Thy Throne, 
Burn with flaming zeal before Thee, 

Thy behests to carry down ; 
To and fro, 'twixt earth and heaven 
Speed they each on errands given. 

3. First of all those legions glorious 

Michael waves his sword of flame, 
Who of old in war victorious 

Did the Dragon's fierceness tame ; 
Who with might invincible 
Thrust the rebel down to hell. 



262 



ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS. 



4. They to aid the sick and dying 

Called from heaven do swiftly fly, 
Grace divine and strength supplying 

In their mortal agony : 
Souls released from bondage here 
They to Paradise do bear. 

5. To the Father praise be given 

By the unfallen angel-host, 
Who in His great war have striven 

With the legions of the lost ; 
Equal praise in highest heaven 
To the Son and Holy Ghost. Amen. 



253. 

u O praise the Lord all ye His hosts j ye servants of His 
that do His pleasure." 

1. T3 RAISE to God Who reigns above, 
A Binding earth and heaven in love ; 
All the armies of the sky 

Worship His dread sovereignty. 

2. Seraphim His praises sing, 
Cherubim on fourfold wing, 
Thrones, Dominions, Princes, Powers, 
Ranks of Might that never cowers. 

3. Angel hosts His word fulfil, 
Ruling nature by His will ; 
Round His throne Archangels pour 
Songs of praise for evermore. 



ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS. 



263 



4. Yet on man they joy to wait, 
All that bright celestial state, 
For true Man their Lord they see, 
Christ, the Incarnate Deity. 

$. On the throne our Lord Who died 
Sits in Manhood glorified, 
Where His people faint below 
Angels count it joy to go. 

6. O the depths of joy divine 
Thrilling through those orders nine, 
When the lost are found again, 
When the banished come to reign. 

7. Now in faith, in hope, in love, 
We will join the choirs above, 
Praising, with the heavenly host, 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen. 



254. 

" Arc they net all ministering spirits sent forth to minister 
for them who shall be heirs of salvation ?*" 

1. HPHEY come, God's Messengers of love, 

A They come from realms of peace above, 
From homes of never-fading light, 
From blissful mansions ever bright. 

2. They come to watch around us here, 
To soothe our sorrow, calm our fear : 
Ye heavenly guides, speed not away, 
God willeth you with us to stay. 



264 



ALL SAINTS DAY. 



3. But chiefly at its journey's end 
'Tis yours the spirit to befriend, 
And whisper to the willing heart, 

" O Christian soul, in peace depart." 

4. Blest Jesu, Thou whose groans and tears 
Have sanctified frail nature's fears, 

To earth in bitter sorrow weighed 
Thou didst not scorn Thine Angels' aid. 

5. An Angel guard to us supply, 
When on the bed of death we lie ; 
And by Thine own Almighty power 
O shield us in the last dread hour. 

6. To God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, Three in One, 
From all above, and all below, 

Let joyful praise unceasing flow. Amen. 



255. 

'M Bainta' JDaj). 

" What are these which are arrayed in white robes ? and 
whence came they ?" 

1. ~VX THO are these like stars appearing, 

V V These, before God's throne who stand ? 
Each a golden crown is wearing, 
Who are all this glorious band ? 
Alleluia ! hark, they sing, 
Praising loud their heavenly King. 



265 



ALL SAINTS DAY. 

2. Who are these in dazzling brightness, 
Clothed in God's own righteousness ; 
These, whose robes of purest whiteness 
Shall their lustre still possess, 

Still untouched by time's rude hand, 
Whence come all this glorious band ? 



These are they who have contended 
For their Saviour's honour long, 
Wrestling on till life was ended, 
Following not the sinful throng ; 
These, who well the fight sustained, 
Triumph by the Lamb have gained. 



These are they whose hearts were riven 

Sore with woe and anguish tried, 
Who in prayer fall oft have striven 
With the God they glorified ; 
Now, their painful conflict o'er, 
God has bid them weep no more. 



5. These, the Almighty contemplating, 
Did as priests before Him stand, 
Soul and body always waiting 

Day and night at His command : 
Now in God's most holy place 
Blest they stand before His face. Amen. 



266 



ALL SAINTS DAY. 



256. 



o 



" And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, 
to shine in it; for the glory of Gon did lighten it, and 
the Lamb is the Light thereof." 

HEAVENLY Jerusalem, 
Of everlasting halls, 
Thrice blessed are the people 
Thou storest in Thy walls. 

2. Thou art the golden mansion, 
Where saints for ever sing; 

The seat of God's own chosen, 
The palace of the King. 

3. There God for ever sitteth, 
Himself of all the Crown ; 

The Lamb the Light that shineth 
And never goeth down. 

4. Naught to this seat approacheth 
Their sweet peace to molest ; 

They sing their God for ever, 
Nor day nor night they rest. 

5. Sure Hope doth thither lead us; 
Our longings thither tend ; 

May short-lived toil ne'er daunt us 
For joys that cannot end. 

6. To Christ the Sun that lightens 
His Church above, below ; 

To Father, and to Spirit, 

All things created bow. Amen. 

See also Hymns 262 and 263. 



267 



257. 

Apostles, 

" And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on 
them the names of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb." 

1. r I A HE eternal gifts of Christ the King, 

J- The Apostles' glory, let us sing ; 
And all, with hearts of gladness, raise 
Due hymns of thankful love and praise. 

2. For they the Church's princes are, 
Triumphant leaders in the war, 

In heavenly courts a warrior band, 
True lights to lighten every land. 

3,. Theirs is the steadfast faith of saints, 
And hope that never yields nor faints, 
And love of Christ in perfect glow 
That lays the prince of this world low. 

4. In them the Father's glory shone, 
In them the will of God the Sox, 
In them exults the Holy Ghost, 
Through them lejoice the heavenly host. 

5. To Thee, Redeemer, now we cry, 

That Thou wouldst join to them on high 
Thy servants, who this grace implore, 
For ever and for evermore. . Amen. 



268 



AFOSTLES. 



258. 

"Their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto 
the ends of the world." 

1. T^ISPOSER Supreme, 
-L' And Judge of the earth, 
Who choosest for Thine 

The weak and the poor ; 
To frail earthen vessels 

And things of no worth 
Entrusting Thy riches 

Which aye shall endure ; 



2. Those vessels soon fail, 

Though full of Thy light, 
And at Thy decree 

Are broken and gone ; 
Thence brightly appeareth 

Thy truth in its might, 
As through the clouds riven 

The lightnings have shone. 

3. Like clouds are. they borne 

To do Thy great will, 
And swift as the winds 

About the world go ; 
The Word with His wisdom 

Their spirits doth fill, 
They thunder, they lighten, 

The waters o'erflow. 



APOSTLES. 269 

4. Their sound goeth forth, 

" Christ Jesus the Lord:" 
Then Satan doth fear, 

His citadels fall : 
As when the dread trumpets 

Went forth at Thy word, 
And one long blast shattered 

The Canaanite's wall. 

5. O loud be their trump, 

And stirring their sound 
To rouse us, O Lord, 

From slumber of sin ; 
The lights Thou hast kindled 

In darkness around, 
Oh, may they illumine 

Our spirits within. 

6. All honour, and praise, 

Dominion, and might, 
To God, Three in One, 

Eternally be, 
Who round us hath shed 

His own marvellous light, 
And called us from darkness 

His glory to see. Amen. 

259. 

44 Ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve 
tribes of Israel." 

1. /^APTAINS of the saintly band, 
^^ Lights who lighten every land, 
Princes who with Jesus dwell, 
Judges of His Israel ; 



2(0 EVANGELISTS. 

2. On the nations sunk in night 
Ye have shed the Gospel light; 
Sin and error flee away, 
Truth is shining on our way. 

3. Not by warrior's spear and sword, 
Not by art of human word, 
Preaching but the Cross of shame 
Rebel hearts for Christ ye tame. 

4. Earth, that long in sin and pain 
Groaned in Satan's deadly chain, 
Now to serve its God is free 

In the law of liberty. 

5. Distant lands with one acclaim 
Tell the honour of your name, 
Who, wherever man has trod, 
Teach the mysteries of God. 

6. Glory to the Three in One 
While eternal ages run, 

Who from deepest shades of night 
Called us to His glorious light. Amen. 

260. 
€t>ctngcltst0. 

" Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth 
good tidings, that publisheth peace.'* 

1. "O EH OLD the messengers of Christ, 
U Who sow in every place 
The unveiled mysteries of God, 
The Gospel of His grace. 



EVANGELISTS. 



271 



2. The things, thro* mists and shadows dim 

By holy prophets seen, 
In the full light of day they saw 
With not a cloud between. 

3. What Christ, True Man, divinely wrought, 

What God in Manhood bore, 
They wrote as God inspired in words 
That live for evermore. 

4. Although in space and time apart, 

One Spirit ruled them all : 
And in their sacred pages still 
We hear that Spirit's call. 

5. To God, the Blessed Three in One, 

»Be glory, praise, and might, 
Who called us from the shades of death 
To His own glorious light. Amen. 



261. 

u And a River went out of Eden to water the garden; and 
from thence it was parted, and became into four heads." 

1. /^OME pure hearts, in sweetest measures 
^^ Sing of those who spread the treasures 

In the holy Gospels shrined ; 
Blessed tidings of salvation, 
Peace on earth, their proclamation, 

Love from God to lost mankind. 



272 



MARTYRS, ETC. 



2. See the Rivers four that gladden 
With their streams the better Eden 

Planted by our Lord most dear ; 
Christ the Fountain, these the waters ; 
Drink, O Sion's sons and daughters, 

Drink and find salvation here. 

3. O, that we Thy truth confessing, 
And Thy holy word possessing, 

Jesu, may Thy love adore ; 
Unto Thee our voices raising, 
Thee with all Thy ransomed praising, 

Ever and for evermore. Amen. 

The Hymn No. 109, yarts 2 and 3, may also be used en the 
Festivals of Apostles or Evangelists, between Easter day and 
Trinity Sunday. 



262. 
iHartm*0, $tt. 

" These are they which came out of great tribulation, and 
have washed their robes, and made them white in the 
Blood of the Lamb." 

1. T TOW bright those glorious spirits shine! 
■*■ A Whence all their white array ? 
How came they to the blissful seats 

Of everlasting day ? 

2. Lo, these are they from sufferings great 

Who came to realms of light : 
And in the Blood of Christ have washed 
Those robes which shine so bright. 



MARTYRS, ETC. 

3. Now with triumphal palms they stand 

Before the throne on high, 
And serve the God they love amidst 
The glories of the sky. 

4. Hunger and thirst are felt no more, 

Nor sun with scorching ray ; 
God is their Sun, Whose cheering beams 
Diffuse eternal day. 

5. The Lamb, Who reigns upon the throne, 

Shall o'er them still preside, 
Feed them with nourishment divine, 
And all their footsteps guide. 

6. 'Mid pastures green He'll lead His flock 

Where living streams appear; 
And God the Lord from every eye 
Shall wipe off every tear. 

7. To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

The God Whom we adore 
Be glory, as it was, is now, 

And shall be evermore. Amen. 



263. . 

u Fight the good fight of faith." 
1. HPHE Son of God goes forth to war, 
-*- A kingly crown to gain, 
His blood-red banner streams afar; 
Who follows in His train ? 



273 



274 



MARTYRS, ETC. 



2. Who best can drink his cup of woe, 

Triumphant over pain, 
Who patient bears his cross below, 
He follows in His train. 

3. The martyr first, whose eagle eye 

Could pierce beyond the grave, 
Who saw his Master in the sky, 
And called on Him to save. 

4. Like Him, with pardon on his tongue, 

In midst of mortal pain, 
He prayed for them that did the wrong ; 
W r ho follows in his train ? 

5. A glorious band, the chosen few 

On whom the Spirit came, 
Twelve valiant saints, their hope they knew, 
And mocked the cross and flame. 

6. They met the tyrant's brandished steel, 

The lion's gory mane, 
They bowed their necks, the death to feel ; 
Who follows in their train ? 

7. A noble army, men and boys, 

The matron and the maid, 
Around the Saviour's throne rejoice, 
In robes of light arrayed. 

8. They climbed the steep ascent of heaven 

Through peril, toil, and pain; 
O God, to us may grace be given 
To follow in their train. Amen. 



MARTYRS, ETC. 



275 



264. 

u Blessed is the man that endureth temptation, for when he 
is tried he shall receive the crown of life." 

1. (^\ GOD, Thy soldiers' great Reward, 
V-^ Their Portion, Crown, and faithful Lord 
From all transgressions set us free 

Who sing Thy martyr's victory. 

2. By wisdom taught he learned to know 
The vanity of all below, 

The fleeting joys of earth disdained, 
And everlasting glory gained. 

3. Right manfully his cross he bore, 
And ran his race of torments sore ; 
For Thee he poured his life away, 
With Thee he lives in endless day. 

4. We therefore pray Thee, Lord of love, 
Regard us from Thy throne above ; 
On this Thy martyr's triumph-day, 
Wash every stain of sin away. 

5. All praise to God the Father be ; 
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee; 
Whom, with the Spirit, we adore 

For ever and for evermore. Amen. 



276 



MARTYRS, ETC. 



265. 






" Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown 
of life." 

1. T^OR man the Saviour shed 
J- His all-atoning Blood, 

And oh, shall ransomed man refuse 
To suffer for his God ? 

2. Ashamed who now can be 
To own the Crucified ? 

Nay, rather be our glory this, 
• To die for Him Who died. 

3. So felt Thy martyr, Lord ; 
By Thy right hand sustained 

He waged for Thee the battle's strife, 
And threatened death disdained. 

4. Upon the golden crown 
Gazing, with eager breath, 

He fought as one who fain would die, 
And, dying, conquer death. 

5. Alone he stood unmoved 
Amid his cruel foes ; 

O wondrous was the might that 'then 
Above his torturers rose. 

6. Lord, give us grace to bear 
Like him our cross of shame, 

To do and suffer what Thou wilt, 
For love of Thy dear Name. 



277 



MARTYRS, ETC. 

7. Jesu, the King of saints, 
We praise Thee and adore, 

Who art with God the Father One 
And Spirit evermore. Amen. 



266. 

" If a man desire the office of a Bishop, he desireth a good 
work." 

1. f~\ THOU Whose all-redeeming might 
v_y Crowns every Chief in faith's true fight, 
On this commemoration day 

Hear us, good Jesu, while we pray. 

2. In faithful strife for Thy dear Name 
Thy servant earned the saintly fame, 
Which pious hearts with praise revere 
In constant memory year by year. 

3. Earth's fleeting joys he counted naught, 
For higher, truer, joys he sought, 

And now, with angels round Thy Throne, 
Unfading treasures are his own. 

4. O grant that we, most gracious God, 
May follow in the steps he trod ; 
And, freed from every stain of sin, 
As he hath won may also win. 

5. To Thee, O Christ, our loving King, 
All glory, praise, and thanks we bring : 
Whom with the Father we adore, 

And Holy Ghost, for evermore. Amen. 



278 



MARTYRS, ETC. 



267. 



" Whosoever shall confess Me before men, him will I con- 
fess before My Father which is in heaven. " 

I. "XT OT by the martyr's death alone 
* ii The saint his crown in heaven has won ; 
There is a triumph robe on high 
For bloodless fields of victory. 



2. What though he was not called to feel 
The cross, or flame, or torturing wheel, 
Yet daily to the world he died, 

His flesh, through grace, he crucified. 

3. What though nor chains, nor scourges sore, 
Nor cruel beasts his members tore, 
Enough if perfect love arise 

To Christ a grateful sacrifice. 

4. Lord, grant us so to Thee to turn, 
That we to die through life may learn, 
And thus, when life's brief day is o'er, 
Rejoice with Thee for evermore. 

5. O Fount of sanctity and love, 
O perfect Rest of saints above, 
All praise, all glory be to Thee, 

Both now and through eternity. Amen. 



MARTYRS, ETC. 



279 



268. 

"Thy Name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the 
virgins love Thee." 

l. T ESU, the virgins' Crown, do Thou 
J Accept us as in prayer we bow, 
Born of that Virgin whom alone 
The Mother and the Maid we own. 



2. Amongst the lilies Thou dost feed, 
And thither choirs of virgins lead ; 
Adorning all Thy chosen brides 
With glorious gifts Thy love provides, 

3. And whither, Lord, Thy footsteps wend, 
The virgins still with praise attend ; 
For Thee they pour their sweetest song, 
And after Thee rejoicing throng. 

4. O gracious Lord, we Thee implore 
Thy grace on erery sense to pour; 
From all pollution keep us free, 
And make us pure in heart for Thee. 

5. All praise to God the Father be ; 
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee ; 
Whom, with the Spirit, we adore 

For ever and for evermore. Amen. 



280 



MARTYRS, ETC. 



269. 

" Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is above 
rubies : the heart of her husband doth safely trust in 
her." 

l. T TOW blest the matron, who, endued 
A -L With holy zeal and fortitude, 
Has won through grace a saintly fame, 
And owns a dear and honoured name. 



2. Such holy love inflamed her breast 
She would not seek on earth her rest, 
But, strong in faith and patience, trod 
The narrow way that leads to God. 

3. She learned, through fasting, to control 
The flesh that weigheth down the soul, 
And then by prayers sweet food sustained 
To seek the joys she now has gained. 

4. O Christ, from Whom all virtue springs, 
Who only doest wondrous things, 

To Thee, the Kin^ of Saints, we pray 
Accept and bless Thy flock to-day. 

5. All praise to God the Father be ; 
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee ; 
Whom, with the Spirit, we adore 

For ever and for evermore. Amen. 



MARTYRS, ETC 



281 



270. 

( I, John, who also am your brother and companion in 
tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus 
Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the 
Word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ." 

1. AN exile for the Faith 
<**■ Of his Incarnate Lord, 

Beyond the stars, beyond all space, 
His soul in vision soared : 

2. There saw in glory Him 
Who liveth, and was dead ; 

There Judah's Lion and the Lamb 
That for our ransom bled ; 

. 3. There of the Kingdom learnt 
The mysteries sublime ; 
How, sown in martyrs' blood,'the Faith 
Should spread from clime to clime. 

4. Lord, give us grace, like him, 
In Thee to live and die ; 

To spurn the fleeting things of earth, 
And seek for joys on high. 

5. Jesu, our risen Lord, 

We praise Thee and adore, 
Who art with God the Father One 
And Spirit evermore. Amen, 



282 



MARTYRS, ETC. 



271. 

" Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven devils.'* 

1. CON of the Highest, deign to cast 
^ On us a pitying eye, 

Thou Who repentant Magdalene 
Didst call to joys on high. 

2. The long-lost coin is stored at length 

In treasure-house divine, 
The precious gem from filth is cleansed, 
And doth the stars outshine. 



3. Jesu, the balm of every wound, 
The sinner's only stay, 
Grant us, like Magdalene, to weep 
In this Thy mercy's day. 



4. Absolve us by Thy gracious Word, 
Fulfil us with Thy love, 
And guide us through the storms of life 
To perfect rest above. 



5. All praise, all glory be to Thee, 
One everlasting Lord, 
Whose mercy doth our souls forgive, 
Whose bounty doth reward. Amen. 



MARTYRS, ETC. 



283 



272. 



" Of whom the world was not worthy." 

1. "X/'E servants of our glorious King, 

X To Him your thankful praises bring; 
And tell the deeds that grace has done, 
The triumphs by His martyrs wen. 

2. Since they were faithful to the last, 
Their holy struggles now arc past ; 
The bitterness of death is o'er, 
And theirs is bliss for evermore. 

3. The flame did scorch, the knife lay bare, 
And cruel beasts their members tear ; 
No powers of earth, no powers of hell 

The souls that loved their Lord could quell 

4. For ever broken is the chain 

That sought to bind them, but in vain : 
O let us strive like them to win 
Our freedom from the bonds of sin. 

3. O Saviour, may our portion be 

With those who gave themselves to Thee, 

Through all eternity to sing 

All praise to Thee, the martyrs' King. 

6. All praise to God the Father be ; 
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee ; 
Whom, with the Spirit, we adore 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 



284 



MARTYRS, ETC. 

273. 

" And they glorified God in me.*' 

1. ITJ* OR Thy dear saint, O Lord, 
-*■ Who strove in Thee to live, 

Who followed Thee, obeyed, adored, 
Our grateful hymn receive. 

2. For Thy dear saint, O Lord, 
Who strove in Thee to die, 

And found in Thee a full reward, 
Accept our thankful cry. 

3. Thine earthly members fit 
To join Thy saints above, 

In one communion ever knit, 
One fellowship of love. 

4. Jesu, Thy Name we bless, 
And humbly pray thai we 

May follow them in holiness, 
Who lived and died for Thee. 

5. All might, all praise be Thine, 
Father, co-equal Son, 

And Spirit, Bond of love divine, 
While endless ages run. Amen. 



INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 



A hymn for Martyrs sweetly sing d.l.m. 

A living stream, as crystal clear cm. 

Abide with me j fast falls the eventide 

Above the starry spheres 

Again the Lord's own day is here .... Il.m 

Alleluia, song of sweetness 8 7, 8 7, 8 7 . . 

All glory, laud, and honour 17 6, 7 6, 7 6, 7 6 

All hail, adored Trinity Il.m 

All people that on earth do dwell. . . Jl.m 

All ye who seek for sure relief. cm. 

An exile for the faith s.m 

Angels, lament ; behold, your God .... cm 

As now the sun's declining rays c.m 

As with gladness men of old 7s (6 lines) . . . 

At the Cross her station keeping 887 

At the Lamb's high feast we sing. ... 7s (8 lines) 
Awake my soul, and with the sun. ... l.m 



Before the ending of the day l.m 

Behold the Lamb of God J6 6 6 4, 8 8 4. 

C.M 

8 7,87,8 7.. 

S.M 

7s 

L.M 

7s (6 lines) . . . 
76, 76 

L.M 



Behold the messengers of Christ 

Blessed city, heavenly Salem 

Blest are the pure in heart: 

Blest Creator of the light 

Blest Trinity, from mortal sight 

Bread of heaven, on Thee we feed 

Brief life is here our portion 

By precepts taught of ages past 



Captains of the saintly band 7s 

Christ in highest heaven enthroned. . . 18 7, 8 7, 7 7 . 



Hymn. 

53 
*55 

14 
129 

22 

67 

86 

132 

136 

i 5 8 

270 

102 
12 
64 
98 

II 3 



x 3 
166 
260 

2 43 
141 

24 
133 
205 
142 

74 

259 
252 



286 



INDEX. 



Christ is gone upj yet ere He passed. . 
Christ is made the sure foundation. . . 

Christ the Lord is risen again 

Christ the Lord is risen to-day 

Christ, Whose glory fills the skies. . . . 

Chiiit will gather in His own 

Christians, awake, salute the happy morn 
Come gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove. . 

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest 

Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire. . 
Come, Holy Ghost, Who ever One.. . 
Come, let us praise the name of God. . 
Come pure hearts, in sweetest measures 
Come see the place where Jesus lay. . . 

Come, Thou Holy Spirit, come 

Come, ye thankful people, come 

Conquering kings their titles take. . . . 

Creator of the starry height 

Creator of the world, to Thee 



Day of wrath, O day of mourning. . . . 
Disposer supreme 



Earth has many a noble city. . 
Eternal Father, strong to save . 



Far from my heavenly home 

Father of heaven, Whose love profound 

Father of mercies, God of love 

First of Martyrs, thou whose name. . . 

For man the Saviour shed 

For thee, O dear, dear country (part 2) 

For thy dear saint, O Lord 

For Thy mercy and Thy grace 

Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I go. . . 

Forty days and forty nights 

Fountain of good, to own Thy love. . 



CM 

8 7,87,87. 

7s.... 

7s (8 lines). . 
7s (6 lines). . 



7S 

Six io's. 

L.M. . . . 
L.M. . . . 



L.M. 
L.M. 
C.M. . . . 



8 8 7, 8 8 7. 
8 8 6, 8 8 6. 

7 7 7, 7 7 7. 
7s (8 lines) . . 

7s 



L.M. 
L.M. 



5 5,55,65,65 
87,87 

8 8,8 8,8 8.. 



L.M. 
C.M. 



7«... 

S.M. . 



7 6, 7 6, 7 6, 7 6 



.M. 



7s... 

L.M. 

7s.. 

C.M. 



287 



From Greenland's icy monntains 7 6, 7 6, 7 6, 7 6 

From highest heaven th' Eternal Son. j8 8 8, 8 8 8 



7> 8 7, 47. 
6 5> 6 5 

L.M 



Its (6 lines ) . , 



'Gainst what foeman art thou rushing 

Glory be to Jesus 

Glory to Thee, my God, this night 

Glory to Thee, O Lord 

Glory to TheeWho safe hast kept (p'rt 3) l.m 

Go to dark Gethsemane 

God eternal, mighty King. . . 

God from en high hath heard ! s.m . . . , 

God moves in a mysterious way cm. . . 

God of grace, O let Thy light 77, 75 

God of mercy, God of grace :7s (6 lines j . . . 

God of our life, to Thee we call l.m 

God the Father, from Thy throne. . .Irregular. . . . 
God, Who madest earth and heaven . .^8 4, 8 4, 8 8 8, 4 
Great God, what do I see and hear . . . |8 7, 8 7, 8 8 7 . 

Great God, Who, hid from mortal sight l.m 

Great Mover of all hearts 88 6, 886... 



Hail the day that sees Him rise ...... 

Hail to the Lord's Anointed 

Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding. . . 
Hark the glad sound, the Saviour comes 

Hark ! the herald angels sing 

Have mercy, Lord, on me 

Have mercy on us, God most high. . . 
He Who once in righteous vengeance. 

Hosanna to the living Lord 

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty. 
How blest the matron, who, endued. . 



7s 

76,76,76,76 
87,87.... 

CM 

7s 



S.M. 



CM 

8 7, 87, 7 7.. 

8 8, 8 8, 7.... 
11, 12, 12, 11 . 

L.M 



How blest were thev who walked in love l.m 



How bright those glorious spirits shine 
How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds 
How welcome was the call 



In grief and fear to Thee, O Lord.. . . cm. 



c.m. 

S.M. 



236 



288 



In the Lord's atoning grief. 



Jerusalem, my happy home 

Jerusalem the golden (part. 3) 

Jesu, grant me this, I pray 

Jesu, Lover of my soul... . .. , 

Jesu, meek and gentle 

Jesu, meek and lowly. 

Jesu, my Lord, my God, my all 

Jesu, our hope, our heart's desire 

Jesu, the very thought is sweet. 

Jesu, the very thought of Thee 

Jesu, the world's redeeming Lord. . . . 

Jesu, Thy mercies are untold 

Jesu, the virgins' Crown, do Thou. . . 

Jesus Christ is risen to-day 

Jesus lives ! no longer now 

Jesus shall reign where'er the sun. . . . 



7s. 



Let every heart exulting beat 

Let saints on earth in concert sing... . 
Light's glittering morn bedecks the sky 

Lo, from the desert homes 

Lo, He comes in clouds descending. . . 
Lo, now is our accepted day.. ....... 

Lord, as to Thy dear Cross we flee. . . 

Lord, in this Thy mercy's day 

Lord, in Thy Name Thy servants plead 

Lord Jesus, God' and Man 

Lord of the harvest, once again 

Lord, pour Thy Spirit from on high. . 

Lord, Thy word abideth 

Lord, when we bend before Thy throne 



Morn of morns, and day of days 

My God, and is Thy table spread 

My God, how wonderful Thou art... . 



c.m 

7 6,7 6,V6V 7 6 

?s 

7s, 7s 

6 5, 65.... 
6 6, 6 6. . . , 

8 8, 8 8, 8 i 

CM 

L.M 

C.M 

L.M 

C.M 

L.M 

7s 

78,78.... 

L.M 



L.M 

666 6, 4444 
37,87,87... 

L.M. 



C.M. 



7 7 

C.M, . 

S.M. . , 



8 8,8 8, 8 8. 

L.M 

6 6, 6 6 

CM 



7 s - 



283 



My God, I love Thee; not because. 
My God, my Father, while I stray. . 



8,4. 



Nearer, my God, to Thee 6 4, 6 4, 6 6 4 

New every morning is the love l.m 

New wonders of Thy mighty Hand. . 
Not by the martyr's death alone. 
Now, my soul, thy voice upraising . . . 
Now, my tongue, the mystery telling. . 

Now thank we all our God 

Now that the daylight fills the skv. . 



O blessed Day, when first was poured. . 
O Christ, the heavens' eternal King. . 
O Christ, Who art the Light and Day. 
O Christ, Who dost prepare a place. 

O Christ, Redeemer of our race 

O come, all ye faithful 

O come and mourn with me a while.. 

O come, O come, Emmanuel 

O Father, Thou Who hast created all. 
O God, of all the strength and power 
O God of hosts, the mighty Lord. . . . 
O God of life, W T hose power benign.. 
O God of love, O King of peace. . . . 
O God of truth, O Lord of might. . . 
O God, Thy soldiers' great Reward.. . 

O God, our help in ages past 

O God unseen, yet ever near 

O Guardian of the Church divine.. . . 

O heavenly Jerusalem 

O heavenly Word, Eternal Light 

O help us, Lord ,• each hour of need. . 

O Holy Lord, content to dwell 

O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace 

O Jesu, King most wonderful (part 2). 
O Jesu, Thou the Beauty art (part 3) . 



CM 

L.M 

8 7,87,87.. 

87, 8 7,8 7.. 
6 7, 67, 6 6, 6 6 

L.M 



L.M. 

L.M. 



L.M 

L.M 

L.M 



Irregular. 
l.m 



8 8, 8 8, 8 

Irregular. . 

L.M 

CM 



CM. 



L.M. 



7 6, 7 6. 

L -M. . . . 
C.M. . . . 
L.M. . . . 
C.M. . . . 
CM. . . . 
C.M. . . . , 



290 



INDEX. 



O Jesu, Lord of light and grace 

O let him, whose sorrow 

O Lord, how happy should we be 

O Lord, in perfect bliss above 

O Lord of Hosts, Whose glory rills. 
O Lord most high, Eternal King .... 
O Lord, turn not Thy Face from me. . 

O Lord, how joyful 'tis to see 

O Love divine, how sweet thou art. 
O Love, how deep, how broad, how high 
O Love, Who formedst me to wear 

O merciful Creator, hear 

O praise our God to-day 

O sacred Head, surrounded 

O Saviour of the world forlorn 

O Saviour, Who for man hast trod. . . 

O Sion, open wide thy gates 

O sinner, lift the eye of faith 

O sons and daughters, let us sing 

O Thou, from Whom all goodness flows 
O Thou, Whose all-redeeming might. 
O Thou, Who dost to man accord.. . . 

O Trinity, most blessed Light 

O wondrous type, O vision fair 

O Word of God above 

O worship the King 

O what, if we are Christ's 

O'erwhelmed in depths of woe 

Of the Father's love begotten 

Oft in danger, oft in woe 

On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry. . . 

On this day, the first of days 

Once more the solemn season calls. . . 
Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed. 



Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven. 8 7, 8 7, 8 7 . . 
Praise, O praise our God and King . . 7 s 



Measure. 



L.M 

6 5> 6 5 

8 8 6, 8 8 6... 

L.M 



L.M. 

L.M. 



CM 

L.M. . . . 



8 8 6, 8 8 6.. 

L.M 

8 8, 8 8, 8 8.. 

L.M 



S.M 

76,76)76,76 

L.M 

L.M 

C.M 

87,87,887. 



C.M 

L.M 

8 8*6, 8 8 6. 



L.M. 



L.M 

S.M 

5 5> 5 5> 6 5, 6 5 

S.M 



S.M 

8 7,8 7,877 
7s 

L.M 

7S 

C.M 

8 6,84 



NDEX. 



J ( J1 



Fikst Line. 


AT 


Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore Him 

Praise to God Who reigns above 

Praise we the Lord this dav 


87,87,87,87! 

7s 

3.M 


Rejoice to-day with one accord 

Resting from His work to-day 

Ride on, ride on in majesty 

Rock of ages, cleft for me 


Irregular 

7s (6 lines) . . . 

L.M 

7s (6 lines) . . . 
73 


Ruler of the hosts of light 


Saviour, when in dust to Thee 

See the destined day arise 


7s (8 lines). . . 
7s 


Sion's daughter, weep no more 

Six days of labour now are past. . . . 


73 (6 lines) . . . 

CM 


Soldiers of Christ, arise 


S.M 


Son of the Highest, deign to cast. . 


C.M 


Songs of praise the angels sang 

Spirit of mercy, truth, and love 

Sun cf my soul, Thou Saviour dear.. . 

Sweet Saviour, bless us ere we go 

Sweet the moments, rich in blessing. . 


7S 


L.M 

L.M 

8s (6 lines). . . 
87,87 

L.M 


That day of wrath, that dreadful day. 
That Eastertide with joy (part 3) 


L.M 

L.M 


The Apostles' hearts (part 2) 

The ancient law departs 


L.M 

S.M 


The advent of our King. . 


S.M . 


The earth, O Lord, is one wide field. . 
The eternal gifts of Christ the King. . 
The fish in wave and bird on wing. . . 
The God Whom earth, and sea, and sky 
The great forerunner of the morn 


C.M 

L.M 

C.M 


L.M 


The Heavenly Child in stature grows . 
The Lamb's high banquec called toshare 
The life which God's Incarnate Word 
The people that in darkness sat ' 


C.M 




C.M 



■29'2 



INDEX. 



The roseate hues of early dawn 

The royal banners forward go 

The strain upraise of joy and praise. . 

The strife is o'er, the battle done 

The sun is sinking fast 

The Shepherd now was smitten 

The Son of God goes forth to war. . . 
The Word, with God the Father One 
The year is gone, beyond recall... . 
The voice that breathed o'er Eden , 
Thee we adore^O hidden Saviour, Thee 

There is a blessed Home 

There is a book, who runs may read . . 
They come, God's messengers of love. 

Thou art gone up on high. fc 

Thou spak'st the word, and into one. 
Thou art the Way ; by Thee alone . . . 

Thou Whose Almighty Word 

Through all the changing scenes of life 
Through the day Thy love has spared us 
Three in One, and One in Three. . . . 
'Tis done j that new and heavenly birth 

To Christ, the Prince of Peace, 

To-day, O Lord, a holier work 

To the Name of our Salvation 



d.c.m. 
l.m. . 



7 6, 7 6 

10 10 10 10. 

6s (8 lines). . 

C.M 

L.M 

D.S.M 



Wake, and lift up thyself (part 2) •• • • 

We love the place, O God 

We sing the praise of Him who died. 

What our Father does is well 

What star is this, with beams so bright 
When God of old came down from 

heaven 

When I survey the wondrous Cross. . . 
When in the hour of utmost need. . . 
When our heads are bowed with woe. 
When shades of night around us close 



Irregular. 
8 8 8.... 
64, 6 6.. 
7 6, 7 6.. 

D.C.M. . . 

L„M 

C.M 



C.M , 

C.M 

664, 666,4. 
C.M 

87, 8 7,7 7-. 
77 75 

L.M 



S.M. 



C.M 

7,87,87.. 

L.M 

6s 

L.M 

7s (6 lines) . . . 
l.m 



7s. 



293 



Where high the heavenly temple stands l.m 

While shepherds watched their flocks. CM 

Who are these like stars appearing. ..87,87,77... 

Why doth that impious Herod fear.. . l.m 

With Christ we share a mystic grave. Ic.m 

Word Supreme, before creation 8 7, 8 7, 8 7 . . 

Ye choirs of new Jerusalem cm 

Ye servants of our glorious King . . . l.m 

Ye servants of the Lord s.M. - • 



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44. 

60 
210 

5 2 

106 

272 
184 



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